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.
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.
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.
Assist the Chief Judge and Judges on Election Day. Assignments are delegated by the Chief Judge.
**Compensation for training classes and work during One-Stop Voting are not included in the above figures.