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Precinct Officials Information Sessions


Election Day may be months away, but the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Office(BOE) wants to make sure that you have the information you need if you plan to work the polls this year.

The BOE has scheduled three information sessions during the month of April and May.

Thursday, May 14  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

This session will be at the Board of Elections, 741 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 202.

The sessions will cover the job description, duties and other important information related to each of the following positions:

  • Election Assistants
  • Equipment Assistants
  • Provisional/Transfer Assistants
  • Judges
  • Chief Judges


Sessions are limited to 30 people.  If you would like to participate, please contact David Barley at or 980-314-0617.  Additional sessions will be scheduled as needed.


2015 Election Dates:

  • Tuesday, Sept.15          Primary Election
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6             Matthews Primary and 2nd Primary Election (if needed)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3            General Election


Mecklenburg County has the potential to host three (3) elections each year: a Primary Election, a Second Primary Election, and a General Election. Elections are always held on a Tuesday and the polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. All Precinct Officials must be at the polls before they open and remain until after the polls have closed and all work is complete. The day before the election Precinct Officials set up the precinct and review procedures for Election Day.
Each precinct's voting location must be staffed with a Chief Judge, a Republican Judge, a Democratic Judge, a Provisional/Transfer Assistant and an Equipment Assistant.   Additional Assistants are scheduled as needed based on projected voter turn-out.
The three Judges (Chief, Republican, and Democratic) are appointed by the three member County Board of Elections based on political party and staff recommendations.  Appointments are for a two year term beginning in August of odd-numbered years.  
Assistants are selected by the Chief Judge based on experience and staff recommendations. Assistants are not appointed. Family members may not serve as a precinct election official within the same precinct.
If you would like to work at the polls on Election Day, clickhere to complete the application and please join us for an informational session.