Village of Trempealeau Seeking Election Inspectors for Appointment


Are you interested in working for the Village of Trempealeau Elections? The Village of Trempealeau is looking to appoint Election Inspectors (sometimes called “poll workers”)  for the next Election Cycle 2020-2021. You can join this team of caring individuals who help ensure this basic right of citizenship: to vote in a fair, free election.

Election Inspectors

The Wisconsin Elections Commission encourages all private citizens to vote and to become involved in the election process.  One of the most rewarding ways to do this is to become an Election Day poll worker, also known as an election inspector).  The Chief Election Inspector is in charge of the polling place, and has additional training requirements.

Citizen involvement is essential to conduct open, accurate and fair elections in Wisconsin. We hope that you will consider participation in one of these positions.

What are the responsibilities of an Election Inspector?

Election Inspectors are responsible for administering election procedures at a polling site on Election Day.  Duties can include issuing ballots to registered voters, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, explaining how to mark the ballot or use the voting equipment, or counting votes.

Other positions at a polling place include a greeter who assists with answering questions and directing voters to the registration  or voting area.

Will I be Compensated?

Yes. Election Inspectors are compensated to attend a training classes when available and for service on Election Day. You will also be provided a meal and refreshments during your shift worked.

What is the Time Commitment?

Inspectors work either from 6:45 a.m. until 2:00 pm or 1:45 pm until the completion of their duties (approx. 9:30 p.m., but varies depending on election).

Inspectors are appointed for a two-year term and will not necessarily be called upon to work all elections.

What are the qualifications to be an Election Inspector?

You must:

  • be a qualified elector of the county, although residency in the municipality is preferred, in which the polling place is established
  • be an adult citizen of the United States who has resided in the election district for 10 days and is not otherwise disqualified from voting
  • be able to speak, read and write fluently the English language
  • have strong clerical skills, be able to solve problems and be an effective communicator
  • work well in a team environment and enjoy people and service to others
  • be willing to work a long day as a service to your community
  • NOT be a candidate for any office to be voted on at the polling place at that election

**A High School 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 with the approval of the student’s parent or guardian. The municipal clerk must receive written authorization from the student’s parent or guardian for the student to serve for the election for which he or she is appointed.

Please contact Village of Trempealeau Clerk Kathy Peterson to apply to be an Election Inspector at [email protected] or call (608) 534-6434. Submit name, address, telephone and email. High School Students will need to submit the  Authorization to serve as High School Election Inspector  form.

Deadline to apply is November 23rd at 4:30pm. Appointments will be considered at the December 5th Regular Village Board Meeting.