Chief Inspectors

Chief Inspectors manage their polling location, maintain order, and supervise election inspectors. They are responsible for making sure all Election Day procedures are followed and troubleshoot any major issues. In order to serve as a Chief Inspector, you must have prior experience working as an Election Inspector in the City of Glendale. 


  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Be a resident of the City of Glendale  
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have no unpardoned felony convictions and not otherwise be disqualified from voting
  • NOT be a candidate for any office on the ballot for the election taking place
  • Be able to read, write, and speak fluently in the English language

Position Summary

  • Plan and prepare for Election Day
  • Manage Election Inspectors
  • Enforcement of all Election Day policies and procedures
  • Assist and guide voters
  • Manage and maintain order at the polling location
  • Complete all opening and closing procedures

Experience & Skills

In addition to the skills required of an Election Inspector, Chief Inspectors must:

  • Have experience managing a diverse group of people in a public environment.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and correctly when assigning tasks or giving deadlines.
  • Be able to listen and address the concerns of Election Inspectors.
  • Possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Have strong clerical and analytical skills and be detail-oriented.
  • Be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, and be able to lift up to 30 pounds.


Chief Inspectors are compensated for working at the polling place and for attending required training sessions at a current rate of $18.00 per hour. If you wish to receive payment, you must bring your Photo ID and Social Security Card to your training class, and complete New Hire Paperwork, as it is needed for payroll purposes. 

Training Requirement

Chief Inspectors are required to complete six hours of training every two years. They are expected to attend the one-hour training session prior to every Election assigned to work, as well as any additional required trainings which may be deemed necessary. 

Hours of Work

Chief Inspectors work a full day, generally from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m., or longer in the case of larger elections (such as the November general elections). Chief Inspectors must complete the closing procedures before dismissing the Election Inspectors.