Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Precinct Officials Information Sessions

 

Election Day may be months away, but the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Office(BOE) wants to make sure that you have the information you need if you plan to work the polls this year.

Information sessions will be held at the Valerie C. Woodard Center located at 3205 Freedom Drive Suite 108, Charlotte NC 28208. We need to schedule your attendance in order to reserve a spot for you. Sessions are limited to 30 people.

If you would like to participate, please contact David Barley at David.Barley@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 980-314-0617. Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed.

If you have previously attended this introductory Information Session, there is no need to register again.

 

Thursday, June 18th

Afternoon session from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Evening session from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

Tuesday, June 30th

Afternoon session from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Evening session from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

The sessions will cover job descriptions, duties and other important information related to each of the following positions:

  • Election Assistants
  • Equipment Assistants
  • Provisional/Transfer Assistants
  • Judges
  • Chief Judges

 

Our areas of greatest need are for Chief Judges, Judges, Provisional/Transfer Assistant and Equipment Assistants. Elections can't happen without citizen involvement. Please consider applying for one of those positions this year.  Feel free to share this email with a friend or neighbor who might also be interested in this important community service.

Pay ranges between $100.00 and $200.00 for the day, depending on the position.  Training classes pay $25.00. There is also a $15.00 payment for helping set up the Polling Place the day before the Election.

 

2015 Election Dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept.15          Primary Election
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6             Matthews Primary and 2nd Primary Election (if needed)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3            General Election

 

Mecklenburg County has the potential to host three (3) elections each year: a Primary Election, a Second Primary Election, and a General Election. Elections are always held on a Tuesday and the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. All Precinct Officials must be at the polls before they open and remain until after the polls have closed and all work is complete. The day before the election Precinct Officials set up the precinct and review procedures for Election Day.
 
Each precinct's voting location must be staffed with a Chief Judge, a Republican Judge, a Democratic Judge, a Provisional/Transfer Assistant and an Equipment Assistant.   Additional Assistants are scheduled as needed based on projected voter turn-out.
 
The three Judges (Chief, Republican, and Democratic) are appointed by the three member County Board of Elections based on political party and staff recommendations.  Appointments are for a two year term beginning in August of odd-numbered years.  
 
Assistants are selected by the Chief Judge based on experience and staff recommendations. Assistants are not appointed. Family members may not serve as a precinct election official within the same precinct.
 
If you would like to work at the polls on Election Day, clickhere to complete the application and please join us for an informational session.