Serve Democracy: Work in Elections
Elections officials in North Carolina counties are looking for election workers for upcoming elections. You can protect democracy, learn how elections work, and get paid in the process!
What Do Election Workers Do?
- Staff polling places during early voting and on Election Day.
- Set up and close down the voting enclosure.
- Check in voters and issue ballots.
- Assist voters upon request.
Do You Qualify?
To serve as an election worker on Election Day, you must be a registered voter or be a high school student who is at least 17 years old and in good academic standing (this does not apply to early voting). Check your voter registration status by entering your information into the Voter Search. Not registered yet? Find out how to register.
Precinct officials may not be a candidate or relative of a candidate in the election. They also may not be an elected government official, hold office with a political party or be a manager or treasurer for a candidate or political party. They also may not serve at the same polling place as a spouse, child, spouse of a child, sister, or brother.
Ready to Lend a Hand?
Please complete the form below. If your services are needed in the county where you are registered, a county election official will contact you. Filling out this form does not mean you will automatically be selected as an election worker.
Judges are recommended by the two major political parties and appointed by their respective county board of elections. Assistants are recommended by political parties or recruited by the county board after completing an application.