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PRECINCT OFFICIAL PORTAL

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Precinct Official Appointment

Every Election cycle, we are dependent upon qualified individuals to serve as election officials. These officials are appointed by the local Board of Elections to serve for a 2 year term. The appointments are made in the summer of odd numbered years. An individuals party affiliation, address, and repute are all factors when being considered as a precinct official. NC Election Laws & Rules have specific requirements and restrictions when appointing precinct officials. We encourage all who are interested to apply.

Chief Judge

Republican & Democrat

One Chief Judge serves in each precinct on Election Day. They are the managers of the precinct. They are responsible for

  • visiting the precinct to meet with site personnel before election or primary

  • coordinating with their precincts Judges and Assistants

  • ensuring officials know what their duties are and how to preform them

  • maintaining order inside and outside of the precinct

  • identifying deficiencies at the precinct and notify the Board of Elections

  • transporting supplies to and from the precinct before and on election day

Compensation:‚Äč $250 for Election Day work and additional compensation for required training classes.

Judges

Republican & Democrat

One Republican Judge and one Democrat Judge will serve in each precinct on Election Day. They are assigned and trained to work at one specific station in a precinct. All precinct officials assist with the setup of the precinct the night before the election. Judges will assist the Chief Judge with

  • opening and closing of the polls

  • ruling on voter challenges in the precinct on election day

  • witnessing election documentation

Compensation: $150 for Election Day work and additional compensation for required training classes.

Assistants

Republican & Democrat (unaffiliated when applicable)

A minimum of one Republican and one Democrat will serve as an assistant in each precinct.They are assigned and trained to work at one specific station in a precinct. All precinct officials assist with the setup of the precinct the night before the election.

Compensation: $150 for Election Day work and additional compensation for required training classes.

Student Assistants

No party prerequisite

A minimum of one student will serve at each precinct. Only students with good academic standing and permission from their principal and parent may participate. They are assigned and trained to work at a specific station in a precinct on elections day and will assist with the setup of the precinct the night before.

Compensation: $150 for Election Day work and additional compensation for required training classes.

One-Stop (early voting) Officials

All parties and unaffilated

Officials work at early voting sites that are approved before each election. Dependent upon the sites operating hours and estimated voter turn out,  the number of officials assigned to a site may vary and 2 shifts may be offered. Many election day officials serve as one-stop officials. The duties of one-stop are similar to those of Election Day. All One-Stop officials are required to attend a training session (separate from election day). Officials are assigned to work at a specific station during the entire one stop period. 

Compensation: $10.25 per hour

Emergency Officials

Unaffiliated

When there is a vacancy, emergency workers may be assigned to a position prior to or during One-Stop/Election Day. Officials serve on an as needed basis. They are required to attend training classes for all positions to ensure they are able to fill any vacancy that arises.

Compensation: same rate as position being replaced and additional compensation for required training classes. 

Rovers & Election Night Assitants

Republican, Democrat & Unaffiliated

These positions are not appointed but still require the applicant to reside within Stanly County and receive a mandatory training. Rovers must have reliable transportation and a valid drivers license. They will be asked to transport various election supplies to an assigned group of precincts. Office Assistants will be assigned various tasks that may include, answering phones, directing the public, supply check-in, or other office tasks. Both positions require the ability of heavy lifting. 

Compensation: $10.25 per hour + mileage reimbursment for travel expense

Multipartisan Assistance Team (MAT)

Republican & Democrat

MAT members must have reliable transportation and a valid drivers license. The Board of Elections office will coordinate visits to various facilities in the county. At the request of a patient, two MAT members will be scheduled to assist them with either registering to vote, applying for an absentee ballot, or to complete an absentee ballot. 

Compensation: $10.25 per hour + mileage reimbursment for travel expense