Precinct Officials

The Wayne County Board of Elections relies on Precinct Officials to conduct elections at our Election Day Polling Places and our One Stop Early Voting locations. 

There are three types of Precinct Officials: Chief Judges, Judges, and Assistants. Chief Judges and Judges are appointed to two year terms every odd numbered year by the Wayne County Board of Elections. Each Polling Place is also staffed with a varied number of Assistants to help the appointed Judges conduct the election in their assigned Polling Place. In order to serve, one must meet the following criteria:

  • A registered voter in Wayne County.
  • Not a candidate or near relative of a candidate.
  • Not an elected official or hold any position within a political party or candidate committee.
  • Computer literate.
  • Able to work all day (at least 6am-8:30pm) and attend all required trainings.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in joining our pool of available Assistants, please complete an application.

Click here to apply electronically

Paper applications can be downloaded at the link on the left side of this page and returned in person, by mail, or by email: elections@waynegov.com.

Student Assistants

North Carolina General Statutes allow students that meet the following criteria to serve on Election Day as Student Election Assistants: 

  • A United States citizen.
  • At least 17 years old by Election Day.
  • A resident of Wayne County.
  • Enrolled in public, private, or home school.
  • Have permission from parent/guardian/legal custodian and principal/director of the school.

The Student Election Assistant application can be downloaded at the link on the left side of this page and returned in person, by mail, or by email: elections@waynegov.com

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