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There are two kinds of poll workers for every election: Early Voting workers and Election Day workers.
During Early Voting each location is staffed with a Captain and a team of workers. Captains make $13/hr and workers make $11/hr. Working during Early Voting requires a minimum commitment of 17 days, Monday through Saturday, 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 polling places (precincts) are staffed with a Chief Judge, two Party Judges and a number of assistants. Pay is a flat rate of $260 for Chief Judge, $210 for Party Judge and $175 for assistants. This is a one day commitment with mandatory training and a site visit. All workers must be at their precinct from 6am until after the polls close at 7:30pm and the site is taken down. 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.
Election and Early Voting Workers
P: (828) 250-4216
F: (828) 250-6262
77 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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