Election Officials

The Election Officials (Poll Workers) are your neighbors and citizens of this county, dedicated to helping ensure a fair, safe, and accurate election for all of our citizens. Are you interested in joining our team?

Poll Workers


  • Every precinct official must be a registered voter of the county.
  • No precinct official can be an elected official.
  • No precinct official can be a candidate.
  • No precinct official can be an officer in a Party Organization, but can be a delegate to a Party Convention.
  • No precinct official can be a manager or treasurer of a candidate's campaign.
  • No precinct official can be any of the following kind of relative of a candidate: spouse, parent, child or sibling. (This is a temporary disqualification; the precinct official's service is suspended during the relative's candidacy and may resume when the candidacy ends.
  • None of the following relatives may serve as precinct officials in the same precinct: spouse, parent, child or sibling.

Job Classification & Compensation

  • Chief Judge
    • The Chief Judge is the head precinct official and is in charge of Election Day activities, as well as picking up Election Day supplies.
    • Election Day rate of pay: $200
  • Judge
    • 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 return Election Day supplies at the end of the day.
    • Election Day rate of pay: $170
  • Assistants
    • Assistants serve as needed and at the direction of the Chief Judge.
    • Election Day rate of pay: $125


Precinct officials are required to attend training sessions conducted by the county board of elections prior to each election.

  • The compensation for each training attended is $25.

Interested in becoming a Precinct Official? Complete the Online Form and we will contact you!

Student Election Assistants

Pursuant to G.S. 163-421.1 Students may be appointed to serve as student election assistants.


  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of the Primary or Election.
  • Be a United States citizen.
  • Be a resident of Moore County
  • Be enrolled in a secondary school or home school.
  • Be recommended by the school's principal or director.
  • Have parental consent.

No more than two student assistants may be assigned to one voting place. Each student assistant works under the direct supervision of the election judges and receives the same training and compensation as other assistants. 

Print a copy of the Student Election Assistant application (PDF).

For more information, call the Moore County Board of Elections office at 910-947-3868.