Election Inspector-City of Manitowoc

City of Manitowoc
Job Description
Position Title:             Election Inspector
Division:                     Clerk
Status:                         Election Day + Training
Normal Work Day:   Election Day approx. 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reports to:                       City Clerk
Election Inspectors are the gatekeepers of Democracy.  They are vital to efficient and honest elections.  Election Inspectors proudly conduct elections with accuracy, integrity and dignity.  Join the team of caring individuals who help ensure a basic right of citizenship to vote in a fair, free election. $120 for election day plus $15 for attending instructional meeting. 
  • Responsible for administering election procedures in each polling place.
  • Organize the polling place before the polls open
  • Register voters and issue ballots to registered voters
  • Provide instructions and assistance to voters
  • Explain use of the voting equipment
  • Process absentee ballots
  • Assemble returns and close the polling place
  • Assist in the delivery of election returns
Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Be a qualified elector of the county, although residency in the City of Manitowoc is preferred
  • Have clerical skills and 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
This position must possess the ability to communicate effectively with voters; clearly explain voting procedures to voters; perform calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and the ability to assess and handle situations with irate customers in a calm manner by exercising good judgment, decisiveness, tact and courtesy. 
BACKGROUND CHECKS- Condition of Employment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Time Commitment:         Inspectors work from 6:30 a.m. until the completion of their duties (approx. 8:30 p.m., but varies depending on election).  A lunch break of an hour may be possible during slower elections, but busy elections may require you to stay at the polling place and bring necessary meals.  Inspectors are appointed to a district for a two-year term and will work all elections.  If you are not appointed, you will be considered an alternate and asked to work when a vacancy occurs. 
Excused from Job:          Wisconsin law requires every employer to grant an unpaid leave of absence to each employee who is appointed to serve as an election inspector, if the employee who serves as an election inspector provides his or her employer with at least seven day 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 inspector. 
Physical Effort:                    Requires handling average weight materials or equipment, but not for sustained periods.  The employee is occasionally required to exert light to medium physical effort lifting ballot boxes and supplies. The employee must be able to stand and/or sit at the counter for prolonged periods of time.  Specifically vision abilities required include close vision, and ability to adjust focus and ability to hear in a sometimes noisy environment with several people talking at once.
Working Conditions:       The work environment is indoors with controlled climate conditions.  Occasionally the employee may be required to be outdoors (curb voting) for a short period of time and therefore subject to varying weather conditions, for purposes of accomplishing the essential functions of this job.
Training:                          Training will be provided before each election by the municipal clerk.  This training provides all the necessary information and knowledge to be a successful Election Inspector.
This position description has been prepared to define the general duties of the position, provide examples of work and to detail the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as the acceptable experience and training for the position.   The City of Manitowoc retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from any portion of this description in its sole judgment.
This job description is not a contract for employment.
The City of Manitowoc is an equal opportunity employer, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
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