Precinct Officials

The New Hanover County Board of Elections relies on civic minded members of the community to help operate each polling place on Election Day. If you are interested in working at the polls, apply using our electronic application by clicking below, or contact your affiliated party for a recommendation.

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Chief Judge

Each precinct is headed by a Chief Judge. They are responsible for managing all Election Day activities within their precinct, picking up and returning Election Day supplies, setting up and breaking down the polling place, and resolving any issues that may arise during Election Day.

Judge

Two Judges are assigned to each precinct and work closely with the Chief Judge to manage the polling place. Judges are recommended by their respective political parties. They sign off on all official documents, aid the Chief Judge to resolve challenges, and assist with polling place set up and break down.

Assistant

Assist the Chief Judge and Judges on Election Day. Assignments are delegated by the Chief Judge.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be a registered voter of the county
  • Must be of good repute
  • Must be able to read and write
  • May not hold elective office under the government of the United States, North Carolina, or any other political subdivision
  • May not be a candidate for nomination or election
  • May not hold office in any state, congressional district, county, or precinct political party or political organization
  • May not hold office as a manager or treasurer for any candidate or political party
  • Chief Judges – $140
  • Judges – $130
  • Assistants – $120
  • Multi-Partisan Assistance Teams (MAT) – $25/visit

**Compensation for training classes and work during One-Stop Voting are not included in the above figures.

  • All precinct officials must attend a mandatory training session before working on Election Day.
  • All precinct officials are required to work from 5:30am until after the polls close, at 7:30pm, and all necessary procedures have been performed.

2017-2019 Chief Judge and Judge Appointments

  • Chief Judge:
    Sonia Jordan-Nobles
  • Judge (D):
    Delores Miller
  • Judge (R):
    Gregory Ramsey
  • Chief Judge:
    Garrick Purdie
  • Judge (D):
    Vanessa Finan
  • Judge (R):
    Patricia Humbles
  • Chief Judge:
    Robert Martin
  • Judge (R):
    Beatrice Poissant
  • Judge (D):
    Betty Jean Phipps
  • Chief Judge:
    Sally Vasilevich
  • Judge (D):
    Genevieve Beatty
  • Judge (R):
    Mary Lou Kueffer
  • Chief Judge:
    Sally Vann
  • Judge (R):
    Patricia Bolander
  • Judge (R):
    Kenneth Phillips
  • Chief Judge:
    Jana Albritton
  • Judge (D):
    Brenda Bondurant
  • Judge (R):
    Pamela Arthur
  • Chief Judge:
    Vicki Gizowski
  • Judge (R):
    Maureen Tato
  • Judge (D):
    Jeraldine Davis
  • Chief Judge:
    Catherine Brumm
  • Judge (R):
    Christopher Randall
  • Judge (D):
    Paula Recko
  • Chief Judge:
    Francine Hall
  • Judge (R):
    Betsy McQuillen
  • Judge (R):
    Jerry Kennedy
  • Chief Judge:
    Carolyn Forte
  • Judge (D):
    Elaine Shappell
  • Judge (R):
    Clyde Farmer
  • Chief Judge:
    Joel Sanders
  • Judge (R):
    Susan Crumrine
  • Judge (D):
    Janus Jacobson
  • Chief Judge:
    Linda Smith
  • Judge (R):
    Robert Baird
  • Judge (D):
    Camilla Bain
  • Chief Judge:
    Amy Keith
  • Judge (R):
    Ronald Lafond
  • Judge (D):
    Michael Pridgen
  • Chief Judge:
    Margaret Turner
  • Judge (R):
    Pamela Barnes
  • Judge (R):
    Robert Spencer
  • Chief Judge:
    Linda Lindsay
  • Judge (R):
    Robert Keefer
  • Judge (D):
    Joan Wyatt
  • Chief Judge:
    Diana Holdridge
  • Judge (R):
    Melissa Jones
  • Judge (D):
    Donald Brainard
  • Chief Judge:
    Sonja Adger
  • Judge (U):
    Kia Dark
  • Judge (R):
    Cherie Albright
  • Chief Judge:
    Carol Giachetti
  • Judge (R):
    James Branton
  • Judge (D):
    Christine Carpenter
  • Chief Judge:
    Julia Knorr
  • Judge (D):
    Robin King
  • Judge (R):
    Dante Chinni
  • Chief Judge:
    Rebecca Mahler
  • Judge (D):
    Jessica O'Neill
  • Judge (R):
    Patricia Owens
  • Chief Judge:
    Deborah Hewitt
  • Judge (D):
    Danette Brown
  • Judge (R):
    Samuel Wheeler
  • Chief Judge:
    Richard Robinson
  • Judge (D):
    Kathy Broadus
  • Judge (R):
    Amy Hobbs
  • Chief Judge:
    Cynthia Courtain
  • Judge (D):
    Nancy Wells
  • Judge (R):
    Maria Bernwinkler
  • Chief Judge:
    Dallan Wordekemper
  • Judge (R):
    Theon Backes
  • Judge (D):
    Alice Sheridan
  • Chief Judge:
    Fannie Allen
  • Judge (R):
    Carol Green
  • Judge (R):
    Anita Jacobs
  • Chief Judge:
    Lori Hull
  • Judge (R):
    Vacant
  • Judge (D):
    Elease Brown
  • Chief Judge:
    Darryl Wright
  • Judge (R):
    Vacant
  • Judge (D):
    Theresa Vaughn
  • Chief Judge:
    Joan Geiszler-Ludlum
  • Judge (D):
    Pamela Minor
  • Judge (R):
    Julienne Coxe
  • Chief Judge:
    Satanya Brown
  • Judge (D):
    Mary Hinnant
  • Judge (R):
    Charlotte Papagikos
  • Chief Judge:
    Matlynn Yeoman
  • Judge (D):
    Amanda Brown
  • Judge (R):
    Sherri Robinson
  • Chief Judge:
    Mary McKernan
  • Judge (R):
    James Seigh
  • Judge (U):
    William Lewis
  • Chief Judge:
    Annie Stalling
  • Judge (R):
    Ralph Dunn
  • Judge (D):
    Tessie Robinson
  • Chief Judge:
    Kyle Holcomb
  • Judge (D):
    Emily Fountain
  • Judge (R):
    Virginia Ross
  • Chief Judge:
    Kathryn Mathis
  • Judge (D):
    Kathleen Waugaman
  • Judge (R):
    Joseph Worsham
  • Chief Judge:
    Sandra Henderson
  • Judge (R):
    Vacant
  • Judge (U):
    Carol Barclay
  • Chief Judge:
    John Purnell
  • Judge (D):
    Beverly Martin
  • Judge (R):
    Robert Freeman
  • Chief Judge:
    Donna Bender
  • Judge (R):
    Sondra North
  • Judge (D):
    Sandra Glorian
  • Chief Judge:
    Charles Blanton
  • Judge (R):
    Susan Walker
  • Judge (D):
    Marie Syres
  • Chief Judge:
    Henryk Jaronowski
  • Judge (D):
    Mary Kilgore-Armwood
  • Judge (R):
    Walker Love
  • Chief Judge:
    Rosa Davis
  • Judge (R):
    Nicholas Radan
  • Judge (D):
    Diane Brown
  • Chief Judge:
    Donshanae Hamilton
  • Judge (R):
    Henry Winters
  • Judge (D):
    Jacqueline Siers
  • Chief Judge:
    Margaret Ashworth
  • Judge (R):
    Jane Saunders
  • Judge (D):
    David Schweizer
  • Chief Judge:
    Marilyn Miller
  • Judge (R):
    Susan Collins
  • Judge (D):
    Erika Lewis
Board of Elections: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 38 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7330 • Fax 910-798-7295