How to be a poll worker with Buncombe County Election Services in the 2024 Primary Election

Make an impact (and some extra cash).

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No prior experience is needed to help make an impact.

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Interested in taking your civic duty to the next level? Buncombe County Election Services is seeking poll workers for Primary Election Day on Tuesday, March 5.

First things first, you have to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements, including being a registered voter and confident on a laptop. Poll workers will also need to attend a training session, help set up at the precinct on the afternoon or evening before Election Day, and be able to work the entirety of Election Day from about 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. And did we mention it’s a paid gig? Find additional information through Election Services, and send in an application.

Younger folks can get in on the action too by serving as student assistant poll workers. Interested students must be at least 17 years old by Election Day and be available for the required commitments. The application requires signatures from a parent or guardian and school principal.