Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Detroit Elections Department to host job fair for poll workers

Polling station - Photo by John Mousey/Pixaay
In an effort to recruit adequate staff for the upcoming 2020 primaries and presidential elections in Detroit, City Clerk Janice M. Winfrey will host a job fair tomorrow at the New Center Park, (2998 West Grand Blvd.) from noon – 4 p.m. The Department of Elections is looking to hire Election Clerical Assistants and Poll Workers for training and administering elections.

Election Clerical Assistants
Prospective Election Clerical Assistants are required to have a high school diploma or equivalent, six months of general office or clerical experience, knowledge of Microsoft Office and comprehend standard office work methods. Interested candidates must submit a resume for employment and be available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some required weekends.

Poll Workers
Prospective poll workers are required to be at least 16 years of age. If a perspective poll worker is 18 years or older, they must be registered to vote in the State of Michigan. Training sessions are mandatory for employment.

Voter Registration Drive
During the job fair, the Elections staff also will register prospective voters. Those individuals are required to be at least 18 years old on or before Election Day, a resident of the State of Michigan and a U.S. citizen.

For more information, please contact the City of Detroit Department of Elections Recruitment & Training Division at 313-876-0230 or 313-876-0231. Election Clerical Assistants recruits can bring their resumes to the job fair or submit them to ecajobs [at] detroitmi [dot] gov. Poll worker recruits may also register at www.vote4detroit.net/pollaccess.

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