Be A Precinct Judge

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What do precinct officials do?

As a precinct official, you will work at one of Cabarrus County’s polling places. Precinct officials set up supplies and voting equipment, assist voters, verify their registration, issue ballots and manage crowds. Precinct officials are assigned to positions based on their strengths, interests and experience.

Will I receive training?

YES. All precinct officials are required by law to attend training classes before each election. You will attend 1–4 classes based on your job assignment and level of experience.

How much will I get paid?

Precinct officials are paid a flat rate for attending training, setting up supplies the evening before Election Day, and working on Election Day. Compensation varies with your job assignment and the number of classes you are required to attend. Precinct officials can earn up to $270 per election.

What are the qualifications to become a precinct official?

  • Must be a Cabarrus County registered voter (or become registered if eligible)
  • Must not be a candidate or relative of a candidate in the election
  • Must not be an elected government official, hold office with a political party or be a manager or treasurer for a candidate or political party
  • Must not serve at the same polling place as a spouse, child, spouse of a child, sister or brother

What are the requirements of precinct officials?

  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the polling place
  • Must work all day on Election day (6 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.)
  • Must assist with the setup of election supplies and voting equipment on the Monday evening before Election Day
  • Must not promote or discuss any candidate, political party, policy or cause while working on Election Day
  • Must attend all required training classes before each election
  • Must work on Election Day in order to receive payment for attending training