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Become a Poll Worker!

Elections are made possible by regular people like YOU. Did you know it takes a team of more than 600 paid, dedicated, and trained workers to operate Buncombe County polling places each election? Poll workers are your friends, co-workers, and neighbors who serve the community to ensure voters can cast their ballot during Early Voting or on Election Day. You can do more than vote! You can play a vital role in our democratic process. Click below to find out everything you need to know about being a poll worker.

Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Office Workers and Site Rovers


In addition to poll workers and MAT members, Buncombe County Election Services hires seasonal employees every election to support office functions. Pay is $17 per hour and duties range from answering phones, to data entry, to voting site support. The work is fast paced and often requires overtime but is deeply rewarding. Flexible hours or part time (minimum 25 hours) might be possible for some positions. You will learn how elections are conducted, provide an essential service to your community, and develop lasting relationships.

Multi-partisan Assistance Teams

MAT Teams assist residents in nursing homes with registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and completing their absentee ballot. Become a MAT member today to help these residents vote!

We are looking for people with flexible schedules who are able to work at least three days a week for shifts of 3-4 hours.

The facilities we visit and the employees of the MAT Team are required to follow safety precautions put in place by the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the CDC, including social distancing and the use of PPE.

MAT members are paid $17 per hour and are also compensated for the mileage driven to the facilities. Members must be registered in Buncombe County as one of the major parties (Democrat or Republican) so we can form bipartisan teams.

Locate & Contact

Election Services


Election Services
P: (828) 250-4200
F: (828) 250-6262

Election Services
59 Woodfin Place
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Election Services
PO Box 7468
Asheville, NC 28802-7468

Email Us

NOTE: All voter registration updates require a signed form. Please see Register to Vote section for more information.