Election Day Requirements
The chief judge and 2 judges are required to work each election. Assistants are allotted when needed.
What to Expect
Elections are always held on Tuesdays
All polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Day before the election (if possible) set up the precinct and check machines
Officials must be in the working place at 6 a.m. and remain until all
votes have been counted and documents signed, usually by 8:30 p.m. No
precinct election officials may leave the voting place except in extreme
North Carolina General Statute 163-46 requires all
officials to attend training sessions conducted by the Board of
Elections prior to each major primary and general election. The chief judges are issued an Instructions for Conducting Elections notebook at
the required training session. They received training concerning
specific issues affecting the upcoming election. Precinct election
officials are paid to attend these training sessions in addition to
their election day compensation.