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Stanly County, NC

1000 N 1st St, Ste 19, Albemarle, NC, 28001, US


Apply Now for a 2023-2025 Precinct Official Appointment

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Are you an elected official or a candidate for the primary or general election?

Becasue you answered YES, you are unable to serve as a precinct official. Please contact our office for more information at 704-986-3647.

Do you currently hold an office in a state, congressional district, county or precinct political party or political organization?

Becasue you answered YES, you are unable to serve as a precinct official. Please contact our office for more information at 704-986-3647.

Are you the manager or treasurer for any candidate or political party?

Becasue you answered YES, you are unable to serve as a precinct official. Please contact our office for more information at 704-986-3647.

Do you have any family members who are also serving as precinct officials in Stanly County?

Are you related to any of the candidates running for office? (spouse, parent, child, or sibling)

You may continue completing the application but because you answered YES, our office will contact you regarding your eligibility.

PRECINCT OFFICIAL POSITIONS: Each precinct is appointed one Chief Judge and two Judges. Appointments are made in August of odd-numbered years for a two year term. The Chief Judge and one Judge are typically of the same party and the other Judge is of the opposite party (Unaffiliated voters are appointed if a position cannot be filled by a partisan official).  Assistants are appointed in pairs (one of each political party) by election as needed. Please read the brief descriptions below before choosing the positions you would be willing to work.

  • Chief Judges

Manages the precinct supplies security, transport, and precinct set-up. Oversees precinct officials and voting.

  • Judges

Works at the Ballot, Exit, and Information Stations. Judges assist the Chief Judge with verifying supplies, challenge hearings, and official documents.

  • Assistants

Technical knowledge at a level to work the Voter Check-in Station laptops including typing, printing reports, and changing ink cartridges. Other Assistants conduct curbside voting and issuing provisional and accessible ballots to voters.

  • Emergency Assistants

When an emergency situation causes an appointed official unable to fulfill his/her duties this official is on call to fill in. Must be available(on-call) to work the day before and the day of the election. Emergency Assistants must attend training classes for 2 different positions.

  • Rovers

Appointed by election as needed to handle technical issues with voting equipment including the ballot counter, accessible voting machines, laptops, barcode scanners, cell phones, and other items as required. This includes data transfer, technical trouble shooting and support. Must have a valid driver’s license and a vehicle large enough to transport voting equipment if needed.

I am applying for the position(s) of (check all that apply):

All Precinct Officials will be required to

  • attend 2 hour training sessions (online and in-person)
  • have their own transportation to and from the polling place the night before and on Election Day
  • assist with setting up the precinct the night before
  • able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • work from 6:00am until at least 8:00pm
  • stay at the voting site from the time the polls open until all duties are completed


Are you able to fulfill the Precinct Official requirements listed above?

Applicants that did not serve during the 2022 Primary or General Elections will be required to attend an orientation.

This orientation will:

  • give an overview of a precinct setup
  • review the requirements and prohibitions of serving as a precinct official
  • give a hands-on experience with the voting equipment
  • allow officials to assess their abilities for each station before appointments are made

*Information about the orientation will be emailed once your application is processed.

Did you work during the 2022 General or Primary Election?

Are you willing to work out side the Precinct you live in?

Select the items you are comfortable using:

Election Day Rover Information

All Rovers are required to

  • posses a valid drivers license
  • have reliable transportation with the capacity to transport voting equipment (mid sized car or larger)
  • attend a 2 hour training class
  • Visit and inspect their assigned polling places the night before the election
  • Provide Election Day support to assigned precincts by phone/site visits

Are you able to fulfill the Rover requirements listed above?

Would you be interested in assisting with post election ballot counts if necessary? (audits, write-in tallying, and recounts)


I understand that, persons appointed to these positions must be registered voters and residents of the county, 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. The Board of Elections may remove you as a precinct official for misbehavior or neglect of duty. Compensation is provided upon completion of Officials duties.

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