Wednesday, February 5, 2020

City of Northville seeking election poll workers

The City of Northville needs poll workers for the 2020 election cycle, which includes the March 10 - Presidential Primary; the May 5 - potential election date; the Aug. 4 - Primary and the Nov. 3 - General Election.
Poll workers will complete duties including opening the polling location, checking in voters, issuing ballots, monitoring the voting equipment and closing the polling location. Hours are from 6 a.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m. on election days and poll workers are paid $175 per election worked, with dinner provided.

Poll workers (inspectors) assigned to work an election are required to attend poll worker certification training, which takes approximately two hours. They are paid $30 to $45 to attend training, depending on the location.
An application and more information are available at Northville City Hall, 215 W. Main St. and on the city website. <
Michigan will have a closed Presidential Primary on Tuesday, March 10. While there is no political party registration requirement in Michigan election law, in this specific election, registered voters will need to make their ballot selection in writing before being issued a ballot whether voting at the polls or by absent voter ballot.
The March ballot selection does not affect voting in the Aug. 4 primary, which is an open primary. At that election, voters will be issued ballots containing all political parties and their candidates, and will select one of the parties in the privacy of the voting station.
The written ballot selection made at the Presidential Primary does not have any bearing on the way a person votes in the general election for president set for Nov. 3. More information about the Michigan Presidential Primary Election is available on the State of Michigan website <
Absent voter applications have been mailed to voters on the automatic application list; they are also available on the city website < tn.jsp?f=
Important deadlines when applying for an absent voter include 5 p.m. March 6, the deadline to request an absent voter ballot to be mailed;
Saturday, March 7 the city clerk's office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for in-person absent voter ballot requests. Ballots may be voted at city hall or taken home; 4 p.m. Monday, March 9 is the deadline for registered voters to request an absent voter ballot in-person at the clerk's office. Voters are not allowed to leave with the ballot on this day and must vote the ballot in person at city hall.
Through Feb. 24, residents can register to vote at any Secretary of State branch office, Northville City Clerk's office, a designated State agency, or by U.S. Mail. No residency verification is required. The photo ID requirement is in effect for in-person registration.