City of Marquette Election Workers
The City of Marquette is preparing for the February 27, 2024 Presidential Primary Election and the most important part of that equation is the election workers, those people that give their time to ensure a smooth election for all involved.
Below, you will find links to reference documents for City Election Workers, as well as links to upcoming worker training sessions.
February 2024 Presidential Primary Election Worker Schedules
Thank you to everyone for dedicating your time to serve our community through elections. We had any overwhelming postive response to our surveys regarding election day and early voting availabilities. We do our best to place people in a way that is fair to all of our workers, while still balancing parties within precincts and polling locations. With the recent changes in State law -9 days of early voting and the ability to consolidate precincts, election worker placement will look different that it has historically.
This next year will be a transition period as we navigate these changes and figure out what works best for our elections workers and our voters. You may discover you have been scheduled to work early voting but not on election day or vice versa, even though you may have the availabilty to do both. Please know, we put alot of thought and time into creating a schedule that we felt would function the best and yet get as many election workers involved as possible.
Early Voting takes place at the Lower Level of the Peter White Public Library located at 217 N. Front Street.
Early Voting begins Saturday, February 17 and goes through Sunday, February 25. It is open to voters between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Early Voting Schedule
There are three possible Early Voting shifts:
- All day - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Morning Shift - 7:30 a.m. to Noon
- Afternoon Shift - Noon to 4:30
There are two Election Day polling locations.
Baraga Gym, 300 W. Baraga Ave
YMCA, 1420 Pine Street
Precincts 1 and 2 are located in the Baraga Gym while Precincts 3 and 4 are located at the YMCA.
Election Day Schedule
There are three possible shifts on Election day:
- All Day - 6:00 a.m. to about 9:00 p.m.
- Morning Shift - 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Afternoon Shift - Noon to about 9: 00 p.m.
The Polls are open to voters between 7:00 a.m and 8:00 p.m.
Absent Voter Counting Board
Several changes were implemented in late 2023 that should combine to make the AVCB a bit less stressful for you: The Marquette Election Board in December adopted new City Precinct boundaries, moving the City from 7 precincts to 4. In the AVCB, this means that you will no longer need to run multiple precincts through a single machine – moving forward, each tabulator will process ballots from a single precinct. Under state law, we are now able to process ballots in the week leading up to Election Day. We plan to run the AVCB across four days for this election – these days will all be significantly shorter and more lightly staffed than you are accustomed to, and they should also lead to a shorter and smoother Election Day. Sequestration is no more. While workers (and challengers) will be required to take an oath attesting to the fact that they will not share information gained while in an AVCB, everyone will be permitted to leave at any time.
Absent Voter Counting Board Schedule
The Absent Voter Counting Board will operate in City Hall, Commission Chambers during the following dates and times:
Thursday, February 22 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, February 23 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, February 26 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Election Day - Tuesday, February 27 beginning at noon until close of polls
Pay and Banking Information
As an election worker you get paid for your time serving on election day, at early voting, and attending trainings. If your banking information has changed, please complete a new direct deposit form and return it to the City Clerk's office.
If this is your first-time working elections for the City of Marquette please bring to the election training your Driver's License, Passport or State Issued ID, along with a voided check or your banking information (routing number and account number) and have in mind your Social Security Number. This information will be taken and provided to our Human Resources Department to get your set up in pay roll.
The rate of pay for election workers starts at $13.23. Workers can expect to receive their paycheck approximately 3 weeks after election day.
2024 Presidential Primary Worker Training
Michigan Election Law requires all individuals who intent to work elections participate in an election training at least within the last preceding two years of the election the individual will be working. (MCL 168.683)
Election Day Training - Monday, February 5
This training is scheduled for 5 p.m. and is intended for new election workers and workers who will be working on election day.
Training will take place at City Hall, Commisison Chambers.
Please call our office if you need information on your election day precinct placement, 906-228-0430. Election workers will receive an email to notifiy them of their precinct placement and shift for election day.
Early Voting Training - Wednesday, February 7
This training is schedule for 5 p.m. and is intended for those individuals scheduled to work Early Voting.
Training will take place at City Hall, Commission Chambers.
Chair Training - Thursday, February 15
This training is scheduled for 3 p.m. and is intended for election workers who have been scheduled to work as a Chair.
Training will be held at City Hall, in Room #103
Election Day, Chair Book -Sensitive information has been redacted. However, on election day your Chairs will be able to assist you.
Early Voting Chair Book - Sensitive information has been redacted. However, during early voting your Chairs will be able to assist you.
Absent Voter Counting Board Training - Wednesday, February 21
This training is scheduled for 3 p.m. and is intended for election workers who have been scheduled to on the Absent Voter Counting Board
Training will be held at City Hall, Commission Chambers
AVCB Chair Book, in progress
The following are presentations which are used at our Election Inspector Trainings. Please take some time to review the material prior to working.
The Michigan Bureau of Elections have created a variety of educational videos. Additional videos can be found on their YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/@MigovBOE