Election Day Requirements
The chief judge and 2 judges are required to work each election. Assistants are allotted when needed.

What to Expect
  • Elections are always held on Tuesdays
  • All polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • Day before the election (if possible) set up the precinct and check machines
  • Officials must be in the working place at 6 a.m. and remain until all votes have been counted and documents signed, usually by 8:30 p.m. No precinct election officials may leave the voting place except in extreme emergencies.
Special Training
North Carolina General Statute 163-46 requires all officials to attend training sessions conducted by the Board of Elections prior to each major primary and general election. The chief judges are issued an Instructions for Conducting Elections notebook at the required training session. They received training concerning specific issues affecting the upcoming election. Precinct election officials are paid to attend these training sessions in addition to their election day compensation.

Compensation for Officials

Position Compensation
Chief Judge
Judge $160
Assistant $140
PWA $160