Want to be a Precinct Official?

Add your name to the list of people to work election day.  The Carteret County Board of Elections always needs capable precinct election officials. These are the people who ask voters for their name and address, operate the election voting machines and help voters to cast their vote.

Each voting location is staffed with a chief judge, two party judges and a number of assistants.  The chief judge is of the same political party as the governor whenever possible.  There is one judge and an equal number of assistants from each political party.  All judges are responsible for conducting the election.

If you are still interested, please contact the Board of Elections, 1702 Live Oak Street, Suite 200, Beaufort, NC 28516.  You can also email the Board of Elections at boemail.carteretcountync.gov or call the office at 252-728-8460.

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 political party
  • Must not be a candidate in the election

 

HOW APPOINTED

Precinct officials can be recommended by the political parties and are appointed by the county board of elections for a two year term beginning in August of odd numbered years.  

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

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 Judge’s 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.

 

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.

Chief Judge (Election Day)                     $12 per hour
Chief Judge (Supply Pick Up)                 $ 25

Judge (Election Day)                             $11.50 per hour

Assistant (Election Day)                        $11 per hour

 

Training provided by County Elections Staff $25

Certified Workers (per election) $25 additional pay

 

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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