Election Workers

Recruiting Paid Election Workers

Each year the City recruits individuals interested in serving the community by becoming a paid Election Worker. All election workers receive training in advance of the election and are compensated for each training session and for working Election Day. To be eligible, workers must be registered voters in the State of Michigan.

Poll workers are paid $140/day, assistant precinct chairs are paid $155/day and precinct chairs are paid $165/day. Training is available and poll workers receive $20 per training session.


Individuals interested in becoming an election worker may submit the election worker application (PDF) to:

Human Resources
City of Portage
7900 S Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI 49002

Additional questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 269-329-4533.