Brunswick County Precinct Officials
Are you qualified?
There is a lot involved in being a poll worker—training, time and knowledge!
A poll worker must:
- Be 18 and a registered voter in Brunswick County
- Have great communication and customer service skills
- Not currently be an office-holder, candidate or near relative of a candidate, or treasurer of an open committee
- Not currently be an official of a political party, including precinct party officials
- Be able to work the entire day on Election Day—6:00 am until at least 8:30 pm—this may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time
- Have moderate computer skills—we use electronic poll books and online learning!
- Have an active, individual, regularly checked email account—we rely on electronic communication!
- Attend orientation and successfully complete online learning and computer readiness class
Benefits you receive:
- Money! (direct deposit is required)
- Earn at least $150 for Election Day
- Paid training provided
- Have a better understanding of the elections process
- 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.
For a list of appointed precinct officials for 2019 – 2021, click here.
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.
If you are interested in serving as a poll worker, please complete the form below and someone from our office will contact you. Our last scheduled orientation session for the 2020 general election was August 6. As we evaluate the availability of our existing poll workers, and those that have already participated in orientation, we should have a better understanding of what our poll worker needs will be the week of August 24. We will reach out to you if there are additional orientation opportunities available at that time.