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A State-ordered audit of the November 2022 General Election has determined the City of Dearborn’s election administration process to be secure, fair and accurate.

On Jan. 11, 2023, the Michigan Secretary of State announced statewide audits of the 2022 General Election. The City of Dearborn was randomly selected by a bipartisan group of election officials in Lansing on Jan. 12 for a post-election audit of election administration procedures and a hand-count audit of ballots to affirm the accuracy of tabulation equipment.

livestream of the selection process was made available via all Michigan State Department’s social media accounts. The City of Dearborn audit, conducted by Wayne County election officials, was held Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

City Clerk George Darany stated, “We are proud to announce that Dearborn passed this election audit with flying colors. This affirms that voters can feel secure in the knowledge that the City conducted a fair and accurate election, as we always have and will continue to, as we now look to the 2024 Presidential race and beyond.”

The post-election audit required the inspection of election documents and procedures used prior to election day by City election officials and on Election Day by election workers. To complete the hand-count audit, two Wayne County election officials counted ballots from the predetermined precinct and prepared a tally of the ballots.

The tally was then compared to the tabulator tape totals, and all totals balanced. The Wayne County election officials also worked through a Post-Election Audit Worksheet to ensure all election administration procedures were followed, documented and that all required paperwork was intact.
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The City of Dearborn has spent the last few months preparing for the 2024 Presidential Election and the extended early voting period due to the approval of Proposal 2 by Michigan voters in November 2022.

The City is committed to conducting elections that are not only safe and secure, but also efficient. More election workers are needed in order for the City to provide voters with the best voting experience possible. Those interested should visit cityofdearborn.org to complete a State of Michigan Election Inspector application and return it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Workers receive compensation for training (scheduled in advance) and for working the Election. Checks will be mailed approximately two weeks after the election.

A Presidential Election cycle has three elections: the Presidential Primary (February 27, 2024,) a non-presidential Primary Election (August 6, 2024,) and the General Election (November 5, 2024.) 

With the passage of Proposal 2, the City’s needs for staffing will extend beyond just Election Day and include nine days of early voting. These early voting days will begin two Saturdays before Election Day and end on the Sunday before Election Day. There are many opportunities available to accommodate schedules. 

Early Voting hours have not been determined at this time but will be roughly 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Applicants should include how many, and which, of the nine early voting days they are willing to work for each of the three 2024 Elections. 

All efforts will be made to match schedule preferences to staffing needs.

Elections Inspectors can begin working at 16 years old and once they turn 18 must be active registered voters.

Questions? Please reach out by phone at 313-943-2010 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..