WHAT IS A STUDENT ELECTION
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
Must have permission from your school principal or
Student Election Assistants are required to attend training
conducted by the county board of election prior to each
major primary and general election.
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
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
Smoking is not permitted in the polling place