Make a difference and help others do so, too, by becoming an election inspector. The City of Novi needs pleasant, hard-working, dependable people to work on Election Day. This is a wonderful way to meet great people, provide community service and get a little extra cash - starting pay rates are now $14.00 per hour! The City of Novi is recruiting for two different positions on Election Day:

  • Poll Worker – Workers can be assigned to any of the city’s 25 precincts working the polls from 6:00am until approximately 10:00pm.
  • Absentee Voter Count Board – The AVCB operates like a precinct except, instead of processing voters, the election inspectors process and tabulate all of the absentee ballots. AVCB workers are sequestered in City Hall from 7:00am – until the last ballot has been processed, typically 10:00pm or later.

To apply now, complete the Election Inspector Application online.

If you have worked a City of Novi election as an election inspector or chairperson within the past two years, there is no need to reapply. You will receive an email from the Clerk’s Office approximately 60 days prior to each election regarding your availability to work on Election Day!

Precinct Chair $240/day
Precinct Co-Chair $215/day
Precinct Election Inspector $190/day
AVCB Chair $18/hr
AVCB Co-Chair $16/hr
AVCB Election Inspector $14/hr
Training $20/session


Please note that if you or an immediate family member are a candidate for office on the ballot, you are not eligible to work as an election inspector.  If you are a precinct delegate candidate, you are eligible to work in a precinct other than the precinct in which you reside. 

Attention High School Students

The City of Novi is currently recruiting new student election inspectors in good academic standing to work at the polls. You must be at least 16 years old and will be assigned either the first shift (6:00am – 2:00pm) or second shift (1:00pm – approximately 9:00pm). Taking part in the Election is a great way to distinguish yourself when you apply to college. Pay for student election inspectors is $14.00/hour. Sign up today!

Election Workers Training

Click here to view training videos provided by the Michigan Bureau of Elections.