Poll Workers Needed

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 all forms are completed. Morning and evening shifts are available, as well as 3-hour shifts at busier elections to cover lunch hours.

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

Duties include setting up election machines, preparing voting booths, registering new voters, checking poll lists, distributing ballots, 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, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 720-7103 to arrange for an appointment.

High School Students as Election Inspectors

In 2001, Wisconsin Act 109 was created to allow High School Students to work as Election Inspectors – Section 7.30(2)(am).


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 of the school where the pupil is enrolled with the date of expiration of the pupil’s term of office.

If interested, return the completed Authorization to Serve as an Election Inspector form to the Town Clerk’s office.