The Wisconsin Elections Commission
(WEC) 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. Tuesday, November 3rd
is election day.
There are several different jobs at polling places in Wisconsin, all of which are appointed by municipal clerks:
Election Inspector - Election inspectors help check voters in at the polling place and register them to vote, as well as issuing them ballots. They are trained by the municipal clerk or online WEC, and must be residents of the county where they will be working.
Chief Election Inspector - The Chief Election Inspector serves as the lead election official at a polling place. A Chief Election Inspector must complete online or in-person baseline training which lasts about two hours, and must be residents of the town, village or city where they live.
Greeters or Election Registration Officials (ERO) - Each polling place can have one person appointed as an official Greeter who must be a resident of the county where they serve. They can help at a polling place by making sure voters are in the correct line and assist with sanitization efforts. Both greeters and EROs must take some training before Election Day.
Tabulator - Tabulators assist with ballot counting after the polls close on election day. State law does not make any specific residency requirements of these individuals.
Polling Place Helper - Some elections may need polling place helpers to keep the polling place organized. Depending on the clerk and the election, you may be able to volunteer to help out at a polling place by making sure voters are in the correct lines, assist with enforcing social distancing, and making sure the polling place is properly cleaned throughout the day. Citizens who just want to help with these tasks on election day do not need to meet any training or residency requirements.