Want to be a Precinct Official?
Add your name to the list of people to work election day. The Carteret County Board of Elections always needs capable precinct election officials. These are the people who ask voters for their name and address, operate the election voting machines and help voters to cast their vote.
Each voting location is staffed with a chief judge, two party judges and a number of assistants. The chief judge is of the same political party as the governor whenever possible. There is one judge and an equal number of assistants from each political party. All judges are responsible for conducting the election.
If you are still interested, please contact the Board of Elections, 1702 Live Oak Street, Suite 200, Beaufort, NC 28516. You can also email the Board of Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 252-728-8460.
Precinct officials can be recommended by the political parties and are appointed by the county board of elections for a two year term beginning in August of odd numbered years.
The CHIEF JUDGE is the head official and is in charge of election day activities, as well as picking up and returning election day supplies.
The JUDGES work closely with the Chief Judge and are responsible for conducting the election in the Chief Judge’s absence. They must sign all official documents and serve on a panel to resolve any challenges.
The ASSISTANTS serve when needed and at the discretion and direction of the Chief Judge.
All officials are required to attend training sessions conducted by the county board of election prior to each major primary and general election.
Precinct officials are compensated for their time spent in training and for election day.
Chief Judge (Election Day) $12 per hour
Judge (Election Day) $11.50 per hour
Assistant (Election Day) $11 per hour
Training provided by County Elections Staff $25
Certified Workers (per election) $25 additional pay
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