Yes. There are many other activities associated with conducting an election in addition to working at the polling place. This may be an opportunity for a high school student who is not a citizen to assist the municipal clerk on election day.
High School Poll Workers
Yes. An election inspector is required to be an eligible elector. Age, residency and citizenship are requirements to be an elector. The provision permitting 16 and 17 year old high school students to serve as an election inspector is an exception to the age requirement.
Yes. High school election inspectors have different requirements than regular election inspectors. Wisconsin §7.30(2)(am) requires that a high school election inspector work at the polling place serving the pupil's residence. A high school student may assist at another polling place in their municipality, but cannot be an election inspector or perform any duties normally assigned to election inspectors.
No. A municipality may authorize election inspectors to work at different times on election day. If the municipality permits selection of inspectors to work in shifts, a high school student could work the entire day or one of the shifts authorized by the municipal clerk.
Yes. A high school student serving as an election inspector may be paid or may volunteer their time. A recent change in state law permits any individual serving as an election inspector to choose to work without compensation. A high school student may want to work without pay as part of a community service requirement. The amount of compensation is determined by the municipality.