The Village of Shorewood needs over 100 community volunteers each election to serve as election inspectors, and ensure that things run smoothly during election day. As of mid-November, the number of people committed to volunteering at the April 2022 election is approximately 50. In addition to needing more inspectors, the Village is also looking for a few people to also take on the responsibility of Chief Election Inspector.
To be an election inspector, a person must:
· Be a qualified elector of Milwaukee County (i.e. an adult U.S. citizen who has resided in Milwaukee County for 10 consecutive days and is not otherwise disqualified from voting)
· Be able to fluently speak, read and write the English language
· Have strong clerical, problem solving, and communication skills
· Possess good handwriting, vision, hearing, attention to detail, and the ability to follow directions
· NOT be a candidate for any office on the ballot for the election taking place
Election inspectors help ensure an open, accurate, and fair election. Some of the duties include issuing ballots, registering voters, monitoring the voting equipment, and completing required paperwork. Election inspectors do receive training and a stipend for their services.