Become a Pollworker

Notice to applicant, please read all the information on this page before filling out this form.

Who Can Apply?


Persons appointed to these positions must be registered voters and residents of the county in which the precinct is located, of good repute, and able to read and write.

Not more than one judge in each precinct shall belong to the same political party as the chief judge.

Who is Ineligible?


The following individuals are ineligible for becoming a pollworker:
  • Holds any elective office under the government of the United States or of the state of North Carolina or any political subdivision thereof.
  • Is a candidate for nomination of election.
  • Holds any office in a state, congressional district, county, or precinct political party or political organization, or who is a manager or treasurer for any candidate or political party. provided however that the position of delegate to a political party convention shall not be considered any office for the purpose of this subsection.
The following categories of relatives are prohibited from serving as precinct officials of the same precinct:
  • Child
  • Sibling
  • Spouse
  • Spouse of a child
The following relatives of any candidate for nomination or election may not serve as precinct official during any primary or election in which such candidate participates:
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Spouse
  • Sibling
The Board of Elections may remove you as a precinct election official for misbehavior or neglect of duty.

Where Do I Apply?


Please complete the Pollworker Interest Form (PDF) if you are interested in an appointed or volunteer position.