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POLL WORKER INFORMATION

Election Day Poll Workers | One Stop Technicians | Rovers | Student Election Assistants

Precinct Officials Calendar

Printable Application Forms:
Election Official Application
Student Election Assistant Application



Election Day Poll Workers
Election Official Application
Precinct Officials
  • The CHIEF JUDGE is the head official and is in charge of election day activities, as well as picking up and returning election day supplies.

  • The JUDGES work closely with the Chief Judge and are responsible for conducting the election in the Chief Judgeĺs absence.  They must sign all official documents and serve on a panel to resolve any challenges.

  • The ASSISTANTS serve when needed and at the discretion and direction of the Chief Judge.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a registered voter

  • Must be a resident of the county in which the precinct is located

  • Must not be an elected government official or a manager or treasurer for any candidate or hold office in any political party or party organization

  • Must not be a candidate in the election

  • At least one election official in each precinct must have some basic computer and typing skills

TRAINING:

All officials are required to attend training sessions conducted by the county board of election prior to each major primary and general election.

 

COMPENSATION:

Precinct officials are compensated for their time spent in training and for election day.

 

ELECTION DAY CHECKLIST:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers for optimum comfort to account for varying temperatures

  • Leave your campaign buttons and political jewelry at home

  • Discussion of politics is not permitted while working at the polls

  • Arrange for enough food and drinks for the entire day

  • Smoking is not permitted in the polling place

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One Stop Technicians
Election Official Application
One Stop Technicians are approved by the county board of elections for each election and they work during the One Stop Absentee Voting period 2 weeks prior to the election. There are two types of positions for One Stop Technicians:
  • The SITE MANAGER is the head official and is in charge of all the One Stop Early Voting activities, as well as picking up and returning One Stop supplies.
  • The ONE STOP ASSISTANTS work closely with the SITE MANAGER and are responsible for conducting the One Stop Early Voting in the SITE MANAGERĺS absence.  They must sign all official documents and serve on a panel to resolve any challenges.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must be a resident of the county
  • Must not be an elected government official or a manager or treasurer for any candidate or hold office in any political party or party organization
  • Must not be a candidate in the election
  • All One Stop Technicians must possess basic computer and typing skills

TRAINING:

All officials are required to receive 6 hours of training conducted by the county board of election prior to each major primary and general election.

COMPENSATION:

One Stop Technicians are compensated for their time spent in training and for One Stop Early Voting at a per hourly rate.

 

ONE STOP TECHNICIAN CHECKLIST:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers for optimum comfort
  • Leave your campaign buttons and political jewelry at home
  • Discussion of politics is not permitted while working at the One Stop Site
  • Arrange for enough food and drinks for the entire shift
  • Smoking is not permitted in the polling place
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Rovers
Election Official Application
Rovers are approved by the county board of elections for each election.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Must be a registered voter
  • Must be a resident of Stanly County
  • Must not be an elected government official or a manager or treasurer for any candidate or hold office in any political party or party organization
  • Must not be a candidate in the election
  • Must possess basic computer, typing and mechanical skills
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must be prepared to work from 6:00 am until at least 9:00 pm on Election Day
  • Must be familiar with the county and/or capable of reading a map and navigating to the various Polling Place locations within the county
  • Must have a valid NC Driverĺs license and registered vehicle

TRAINING:

All rovers are required to attend training sessions conducted by the county board of election prior to each major primary and general election.

 

COMPENSATION:

Rovers are compensated for their time spent in training and for Election Day at a per hourly rate plus mileage.

ROVERS CHECKLIST:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers for optimum comfort to account for varying temperatures
  • Leave your campaign buttons and political jewelry at home
  • Discussion of politics is not permitted while working at the BOE office or any of the polling places
  • Arrange for enough food and drinks for the entire shift
  • Smoking is not permitted in the BOE office or any of the polling places
  • Be sure to arrive with a full tank of gas in your vehicle
  • Be prepared to keep track of your mileage and hours
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Student Election Assistants
Student Election Assistant Application

WHAT IS A STUDENT ELECTION ASSISTANT?

In 2003 the North Carolina legislature passed a law allowing high school students to work in the polls on election day if they meet certain requirements.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

  • Must be a United States citizen

  • Must be at least 17 years old by election day

  • Must be a resident of the county in which you will serve

  • Must be enrolled in a public or private high school or home school

  • Must be in good academic standing

  • Must have permission from your parent, guardian or legal custodian

  • Must have permission from your school principal or director

TRAINING:

Student Election Assistants are required to attend training sessions conducted by the county board of election prior to each major primary and general election.

COMPENSATION:

Student Election Assistants are compensated for their time spent in training and for election day.

STUDENT ELECTION ASSISTANTS CHECKLIST:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers for optimum comfort

  • Leave your campaign buttons and political jewelry at home

  • Discussion of politics is not permitted while working at the polls

  • Arrange for enough food and drinks for the entire day

  • Smoking is not permitted in the polling place

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