There are several ways to get involved with the elections process. Information and links are provided below to learn more.
Become a Poll Worker
When you go to vote, the person helping you is a dedicated community member committed to the election process. Not only are they front-line representatives of the Board of Elections office, they are active members of the communities they serve. If you, a family member or friend would like to get paid to be an election official during Early Voting or on Election Day, please consider joining our team of dedicated poll workers.
Review qualifications, training and compensation information here.
Please click on the “Be A Poll Worker” image to complete the application process.
Become a Student Election Assistant
In 2003, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law allowing high school students to work in the polls on election day. Student Election Assistants carry some of the same responsibilities as election officials, and are compensated in the same way.
To qualify, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen who will be at least 17 years old by election day and who resides in the precinct where they wish to serve. Applicants must be in good academic standing with the school where they are enrolled (including public, private and home schools). They must also have permission from a parent (or guardian/legal custodian) and from their school principal/director.
Help Voters in Residential Facilities
A Multipartisan Assistance Team, or “MAT,” is a group appointed by a County Board of Elections office to
provide assistance with mail-in absentee voting to voters living at facilities such as nursing homes, group homes and hospitals.
To inquire about joining a MAT team or scheduling a MAT visit, contact your County Board of Elections Office.
For more information, see the section on MAT teams on the NC Voting Accessibility Page.