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Become an Election Official


Election officials operate the polls during early voting and on election day by providing services such as setting up the voting equipment, checking in voters, processing ballots, assisting voters with special needs, and closing down/securing the voting site at the end of the day. To qualify to work as an election official, the applicant must be a registered voter who resides in the precinct where they wish to serve. To apply to work as an official, or to recieve more information, contact your local County Board of Elections office.

 

Become a Student Election Assistant


In 2003, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law allowing high school students to work in the polls on election day. Student Election Assistants carry some of the same responsibilities as election officials, and are compensated in the same way.

To qualify, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen who will be at least 17 years old by election day and who resides in the precinct where they wish to serve. Applicants must be in good academic standing with the school where they are enrolled (including public, private and home schools). They must also have permission from a parent (or guardian/legal custodian) and from their school principal/director.

Contact your local County Board of Elections office for more information.

To apply, download the application here and mail it to your County Board of Elections office.

 

Help Voters in Residential Facilities


A Multipartisan Assistance Team, or “MAT,” is a group appointed by the local County Board of Elections office to provide assistance with mail-in absentee voting to voters living at facilities such as nursing homes. 

To inquire about joining a MAT team or scheduling a MAT visit, contact your local County Board of Elections office