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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. You will learn how elections are conducted, provide an essential service to your community, and develop lasting relationships.

Poll Worker

There are two kinds of poll workers for every election

Early Voting Poll Worker

During Early Voting each location is staffed with a Captain and a team of workers. Captains make $16/hr and workers make $14/hr. Working during Early Voting requires a minimum commitment of 17 days, including weekends, in shifts plus mandatory training. The Captain carries the most responsibility; duties include voting location access, site setup/take down, task delegation, reconciliation, equipment troubleshooting, and voting process/election law familiarity. All trainings are paid.

Election Day Poll Worker

Notice: Election Day Payment is a flat rate amount which includes payment for training.

Election Day polling places (precincts) are staffed with a Chief Judge, two Party Judges and a number of assistants. Pay is a flat rate of $300 for Chief Judge, $225 for Party Judge and $200 for assistants. This is a one day commitment with mandatory training and a site visit. All workers must be at their precinct from 6:00 a.m. until after the polls close at 7:30 p.m. and the site is taken down. Ability to use a computer is required. The Chief Judge is responsible for managing the site including voting location access, site setup/take down, task delegation, reconciliation, equipment troubleshooting, and voting process/election law familiarity.

Through the Student Assistant Program students who will be at least 17 years old by Election Day can work as Election Day assistants. Use the Student Election Assistant Application to apply.

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 members with flexible schedules who are able to help at least three days a week from 9am-5pm.

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

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