Citizen Involvement is Essential ~ Election Inspectors Needed

Posted on 7-15-2020

Citizen involvement is essential in conducting open, accurate, and fair elections. The Village of Allouez is looking for dedicated, detailed-oriented citizens for upcoming elections.

Responsibilities of an Election Inspector

Election Inspectors are responsible for election procedures at the polling location to which they are assigned, such as prep work before opening the polls, registering voters, issuing ballots, providing assistance to voters, explaining how to mark the ballot or use the voting equipment, monitoring the voting equipment, closing the polls and preparing election returns.


Training is required and provided by the Office of the Village Clerk.  

Hours of work

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  Election Inspectors may work a full day or half day (split shifts).  Work day begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends upon completion of duties after the polls close. 


Election Inspectors are compensated for working at the polls or may choose to volunteer their services.

High School Election Inspectors

High School students are encouraged to work as election inspectors.  A student who is 16 or 17 years of age and who is enrolled in grades 9-12 in a public or private high school and has at least a 3.0 GPA may serve as an election inspector. The village clerk must receive written authorization from the student’s parent or guardian and school principal for the student to serve at the presidential election.

Requirements to be an Election Inspector

Be a qualified elector of the county in which the municipality is located (i.e., an adult citizen of the United States who has resided in the election district for 10 consecutive days and is not otherwise disqualified to vote)

Be able to speak, read, and write fluently in the English language

Have strong clerical skills

Be able to solve problems

Be an effective communicator

NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election.

To apply, simply complete the application form and return it to the Village Clerk’s Office, 1900 Libal Street, Green Bay, WI  54301.

Did you know you can be excused from your regular job to be a Poll Worker?  Wisconsin law requires every employer to grant an unpaid leave of absence to each employee who is appointed to serve as an election official, if the employee who serves as an election official provides their employer with at least 7 days’ notice. If you are a state employee, Wisconsin Statutes provide that you may be appointed by a municipal clerk to serve as an election official must be granted leave without loss of pay or benefits for the entire 24-hour period of each election day in which the employee is serving as an election official.

For more information, please contact the Village Clerk/Treasurer, Debbie Baenen ([email protected]) or Deputy Clerk, Carrie Zittlow ([email protected]) at (920)448-2800 or stop at the Village Hall.