Elections and Voting

Election Inspector (Poll Worker)

Have you ever been interested in becoming a Poll Worker?

Election inspectors i.e., poll workers are paid to assist voters during the Early Vote period and on Election Day at the polls. With the expansion of Early In-person Voting, Kalamazoo County needs election inspectors. The technology used in election processes is always advancing, so people that are comfortable using computers and electronic equipment are especially helpful. Poll workers are paid $16/hr., and training is provided in advance of the election.

An election inspector must be a registered voter of the State. They 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 election crime may not serve.

We will need all hands-on deck to staff this unprecedented increase in in-person early voting sites. Apply today to become an election inspector (i.e. poll worker) and help implement Early Voting in Kalamazoo County!

Apply to become a poll worker

To become a poll worker, you must complete the State of Michigan's Election Inspector Application and Kalamazoo County's addendum to the application. You can return it by mail or in person to the Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office at:

Office of Kalamazoo County Clerk
201 W Kalamazoo Ave.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

You can also scan and return the completed form by email to

Early Voting

Learn more about Early Voting in Kalamazoo County and around Michigan


Secretary of State Election Inspector Resources

Contact Us

Meredith Place 
Clerk / Register of Deeds

John Curran
Chief Deputy Clerk / Register of Deeds 

Shardae Chambers
Elections Coordinator 


Physical Address
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 

Phone: 269-384-8080
Hablo español

Fax: 269-384-8143

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday
8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesday
9:00am - 4:30pm Wednesday
8:00am - 4:30pm Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm Friday

Closed on Holidays