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Election Workers Needed in November

The North Carolina Board of Elections published a survey for election workers recently on their social media account.

The State Board of Elections encourages voters of all ages to lend a hand to the democratic process in this important presidential election year. Election workers often consist of retirees and older members of a community – groups at higher risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.


To learn more and express your interest in working in the 2020 general election, fill out this election worker interest survey on the State Board of Elections’ website

Election workers have an important role. They:

•                     Staff polling places during early voting and on Election Day

•                     Set up and close the voting enclosure

•                     Check in voters and issue ballots

•                     Assist voters upon request

•                    Serve at the Help Table and perform research for voters who are not on the pollbook

To serve as an election worker, you must be a registered voter and serve in your county of residence. Other restrictions may apply. To check your registration status, go here:


In North Carolina, high school students may also serve as election workers. To become a student election assistant, you must:

•                     Be 17 years old by Election Day;

•                     Be a U.S. citizen;

•                     Reside in the district where you wish to serve;

•                     Be enrolled in a secondary educational institution with an exemplary academic record as determined by that institution;

•                     Be recommended by the principal or director of the institution; AND

•                    Have the consent of a parent, legal custodian or guardian.

The Student Election Assistant application can be found here:

Anyone wanting to serve in elections may complete the election worker interest survey here:

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