Election Inspector Job Description
The City of Glendale encourages all citizens to vote and become involved in the election process. One of the best ways to contribute is to serve the community as an Election Inspector, or Poll Worker. Citizen involvement is essential in conducting open, accurate, and fair elections. We hope you will consider participating in the election process by signing up. To help you make an informed decision before applying, please review the following information.
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Election inspectors are required to attend a minimum of a 1-hour training class prior to each election assigned to work, as well as any additional required trainings which may be deemed necessary.
Election Day Leave:
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 his or her employer with at least 7 days notice. The leave is for the entire 24-hour period of each Election Day in which the employee serves in his or her official capacity as an election official. Upon request of any employer, municipal clerks must verify appointments.
Election Inspectors may not serve at an election where their spouse or immediate family member is a candidate on the ballot, or under other circumstances where a candidate’s success or failure to win election would affect the election inspector financially. You would need to contact the Clerk’s Office if this impacts you at a particular election.