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Chatham Board of Elections Hosts Recruitment Sessions for Election Officials

Post Date:05/20/2019 2:25 PM

Every election, including primaries and general elections, the Chatham County Board of Elections seeks out hard-working, dedicated people to serve as precinct officials to assist in making elections run as smoothly and fairly as possible. All of these workers are registered county voters who work during the 17 days of early voting and 12 hours or more on Election Day.

All precinct officials are required to receive a substantial amount of paid training and service. Workers can serve in several election roles, which may include setting up supplies and voting equipment, assisting voters, verifying voter registrations, issuing ballots and managing long lines.

To find out more about what is involved in serving as a precinct official, stop by the Chatham County Board of Elections Office, located at 984 Thompson Street, Suite D, Pittsboro, NC 27312, the week of June 10-14, 2019. Drop by anytime between 9:00 -11:30 AM or 1:30 PM–4:00 PM. Staff will provide an overview of what is involved with various precinct worker duties and the training required. They also will answer any questions you might have.

All Chatham County precinct workers must meet these requirements:

  • Must be registered to vote in Chatham County.
  • Must not be a candidate or related to a candidate in the election.
  • Must not be an elected official, hold an office with a political party, or be a manager or treasurer for a candidate or political party.
  • Must not serve at the same polling location as a spouse, child, a child’s spouse, sister, or brother.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the polling place.
  • Must be able to work long hours on Election Day (5:45 AM until 8:30 PM).
  • Must assist with the setup of election supplies and voting equipment on the Monday evening before Election Day.
  • Must remain Non Partisan while employed by the Board of Elections.
  • Must attend all required training classes before each election.
  • Must work on Election Day to receive payments for training prior to the election.

Additional information can be found at:  https://www.chathamnc.org/government/departments-programs/board-of-elections/get-involved-in-elections