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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.

2021-2023 Precinct Official Appointments (PDF)

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.



Board of Elections - Precinct Officials

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75 Stamp Act Drive NE (Building H) Bolivia, NC, 28422

Mailing Address PO Box 2, Bolivia, NC, 28422

(910) 253-2620
(910) 253-2618
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8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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