Poll Worker Information & Application
We Are Looking for a Few Good Community Members!
Early Voting Opportunities
We are looking for registered voters that would like to work Early Voting during the upcoming election. Chief Judges will earn $13.00 per hour and judges will earn $11.00 per hour.
Chief Judges are responsible for picking up and dropping off supplies, daily management of their site and reconciling ballots issued to applications signed to ensure the day is in balance.
Judges are responsible for opening and closing duties, checking in voters, assisting voters with questions and other duties as assigned by the chief judge. All Early Voting workers must attend a training session and be able to commit to the 17 day Early Voting period, unless other arrangements were made.
Election Day Opportunities
Election Day workers work a single day - Election Day. There are several positions, most of which are appointed by the local political parties. However, oftentimes positions are vacant or become vacant due to illness.
Chief Judge: The chief judge is typically from the same party as the governor. The chief judge is responsible for picking up supplies on Saturday before the election and returning supplies the night of the election, managing the operations of the polling place on Election Day, reconciling machine count to Authorization to Vote forms to ensure site is in balance, etc. Chief Judges earn $250 which covers a paid mandatory training session.
Judge: There are two judges, one from the Democratic and Republican parties. Judges assist the chief judge in his/her duties. Judges earn $200 that includes a mandatory training session.
Assistants: There are two (one from each party, more if needed) processes voters, sets up interior/exterior signage and other duties as directed by the chief judge. Assistants earn $150 that includes attending a mandatory training session.
Student Assistants: A student Assistant performs the same tasks as listed above. Requirements for being a Student Assistant include being at least 17 years old, having parental/guardian permission, school Principal's permission and to be in good standing at the school. Also, attending a mandatory training session is required. In order to apply to be a Student Assistant, please contact the Electrons office at 828-452-6633.
MAT Team Opportunities
MAT Teams are bi-partisan teams that go out to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Their role is assist residents with requesting absentee ballots as well as helping voters mark their ballots upon request. MAT Teams earn $12.00 per hour, MAT Team members attend a short training to become certified. Certification is good for a two year term.
Complete the Poll Worker Application and someone from the Board of Elections will contact you.