Serve our democracy and your city: Become a poll worker!
The Election Commission is looking to hire poll workers to help with the fall primary (August 11) and the fall general (November 3) elections in the City of Milwaukee.
Common Council President Cavalier Johnson said the Election Commission needs poll workers who can help the city conduct “the most important elections of our lifetime.”
“The positions that are needed will be paid an extra $100 for Election Day service and will also include paid training,” President Johnson said. “The city needs these important workers who will be serving their city and helping to ensure we carry out our most sacred civic duty in a democracy – voting.”
“Anyone interested in becoming a poll worker should see the additional details and application information available at https://city.milwaukee.gov/Helpmilwaukeevote,” he said.
Election Inspectors play a vital role at voting sites. They work directly with voters and assist them in any of the following capacities:
- Check-in registered voters and provide the voters with a ballot and voter number.
- Register qualified individuals to vote who are new voters or have an address or name change.
- Handle the voting machine to verify ballots are accepted and give out “I Voted” stickers.
Election Inspectors are paid $230 (hazard pay increase for 2020 Fall Elections) for a full-day shift and are required to attend one paid training class ($21.75) or retraining ($15.00). To receive training class payment, you are required to work on Election Day. Lunch and dinner breaks are allowed for full-day shift workers. A full-day shift is 6:00 a.m. to close of the voting site. Half-day shifts are available!
The Election Commission is in need of additional bilingual (fluent in English/Spanish or English/Hmong speaking) poll workers.
The experiences at the polls are highly rewarding, challenging, interesting and personally satisfying. Many of the City’s Election Inspectors have worked in these positions for 15 to 40 years.
“I certainly hope that you will consider contributing your time to strong elections in Milwaukee,” President Johnson said.
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Common Council President Cavalier Johnson September 19, 2020