Bangor Charter Township strives to provide quality services at our voting precincts. The State Election Law requires staff of certified workers to work the polls on election day. The workers are paid a per diem.
Why not consider helping your community and becoming more politically active by becoming an Election Inspector?
Election inspectors are people who assist voters at the polls on election day. Registered voters within Bay County interested in service as election inspectors can obtain and submit an election inspector application at the Bangor Township Clerk’s office. In addition to their name and address, applicants must include their political party preference and qualifications to fill the position such as education and experience.
Workers cannot be a challenger, candidate, member of a candidate’s immediate family or a member of the local Board of Canvassers. Anyone convicted of a felony or an elections crime may not serve. High school students (ages 16 and above) can be appointed to be an election inspector and do not need to be registered voters, but must declare a political party and can be paid. Students cannot, however, be Election Inspector Chairpersons.
The Township Election Commission appoints inspectors at least 21 days, but not more than 40 days, prior to an election. Election inspectors are covered by the Federal Minimum Wage Act.
The Bangor Charter Township Clerk provides election inspector training for appointed inspectors. Upon successful completion of the training the inspector will obtain a certificate for election work.
Feel free to call the Clerk’s office at 989-684-8041 for more information.