Precinct Officials

You can serve your community by assisting in the election process!

What does a Precinct Official do?

There are several jobs in the polling place including using electronic poll books to look up voter information and bringing up a voter’s ballot on a voting machine.  It is important that officials be able to rotate jobs throughout the day.  The mandatory training will ensure that all officials can do any of the jobs asked of them in the polling place.

Are you qualified?

  • Are you at least 18 and registered to vote in Brunswick County?
  • Are you not currently a candidate (or relative of a candidate) or party official?
  • Do you enjoy customer service?
  • Are you comfortable with computers (sending an email or using the internet)?

Benefits you receive:

  • Money!
  • Earn at least $150 for Election Day
  • Paid training provided
  • Understand the elections process better
  • Serve your community
  • Add experience to resumes and school applications


Election Day Precinct Officials

The Election Day polling place management team consists of one chief judge and two judges. These three individuals are recommended by the county political parties and are appointed to 2-year terms that begin in August of odd-numbered years.

  • CHIEF JUDGE: The chief judge is in charge of the polling place. He/she is typically of the same political party as the governor.
  • JUDGES: The two election judges assist the chief judge. There is typically one judge from each major political party.
  • ASSISTANTS: In addition to the 3-person management team, the success of the polling place also depends on election assistants. Assistants perform various, vital functions in the polling place under the direction of the chief judge. The number of assistants varies depending on the anticipated turnout for each election.

Election day shifts begin and 6:00 am and usually end around 8:30 pm (once all votes have been counted and documents signed).  To serve on Election Day you must be able to work the whole day.

One-Stop Early Voting Officials

The time frame for one-stop voting is the third Thursday before an election through the Saturday before an election.  The shifts for one-stop voting are anywhere from 7-9 hours depending on the election.

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