Working at the polls

Election Officials perform a very important public service by enhancing the high quality and integrity of elections. Join this team of individuals who help ensure this basic right of citizenship.

Election Inspectors arrive at the polls at 6:00 am to organize the polling place and must be able to remain after 8:00 pm until election results and forms are completed. Full days and morning or evening shifts are available.

Election Inspectors are given an Oath of Office for a two-year term and are either paid or may volunteer their services. Breakfast is provided compliments of the Village of Fox Crossing.

Duties include preparing voting booths, registering voters, checking poll lists of preregistered voters, distributing paper ballots, counting votes, and completing election forms.

We need committed workers! If you are a qualified elector, have energy, stamina and perseverance, possess good reading skills, can print clearly, and are willing to work to serve your community, complete the Election Inspector Employment Application attached. (You must reside in the county in which you are serving).

High School Students as Election Inspectors


A student qualifies to serve as an election inspector at the polling place of the student’s residence, if the student meets certain criteria:

  • Is 16 or 17 years of age,
  • Is enrolled in grades 9 to 12 in a public or private school,
  • Has at least a 3.0 grade point average or the equivalent,
  • Has the approval of the pupil’s parent or guardian, and
  • Has the approval of the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled.

Written Authorization

Before appointing a pupil as an inspector, the municipal clerk shall obtain written authorization from the pupil’s parent or guardian and from the principal of the school where the pupil is enrolled, to serve for the entire term for which he or she is appointed. Upon appointment, the clerk shall notify the principal with the date of expiration of the pupil’s term of office.

If interested, complete the Authorization to Serve as an Election Inspector form and return it to the Village Clerk’s office.