City of Sterling Heights, MI

05/23/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 05/23/2024 06:58

City Clerk's Office Hiring Election Inspectors for Primary Election on Aug. 6

Election Inspector Requirements

Are you interested in learning more about elections? Apply to be an Election Inspector and get paid to be part of the democratic process! It's also a great way to get involved in the community and meet new people.

Or print this form, complete and return to the Office of the City Clerk.


  • You must be a registered Michigan voter
  • You must declare a Political Party Affiliation (on the application)
  • You must complete required training(s) - these are paid!


Precinct Inspectors: assigned to one of the 40 precincts located within the City of Sterling Heights. Election Day shift starts at 6:00 AM to approximately 9:00 PM (with breaks). Inspectors set up the precinct, process and assist voters, close the polls and clean up. This position pays $220.00/day.

  • Inspectors can attend additional training to learn how to verify voter's identity and process voters on the laptop computer. This position pays $260.00/day.
  • Leadership roles at the precinct are also available for those with experience and training; Chairpersons and Co-Chairpersons are required to attend Receiving Board at the end of the night.

Receiving BoardInspectors: work in pairs (one Republican and one Democrat) to check paperwork returned at the end of the night from precincts; Receiving Board shifts start at 7:30 PM to approximately 11:00 PM.

Early Vote Site Inspector: The City of Sterling Heights has two Early Vote sites - Community Center and Chaldean Community Foundation. These sites operate just like a precinct but have daytime hours (8:30am-5:30pm) and are open for 9 days prior to Election Day.

Election Intern Requirements

Are you 16 or 17 years of age and interested in getting involved in elections? The City of Sterling Heights hires Election Interns! Apply above and get paid for community service.


  • Must be 16 or 17 years old
  • Must submit a completed work permit signed by their school
  • Must attend mandatory training (paid)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Election Day hours are 10:00 am - 8:00 pm and work assignments will be located at a precinct in Sterling Heights. Interns are paid $150/day.