Harnett County,
North Carolina

Board of Elections 

Becoming a Poll Worker

What does a poll worker do?

Poll Workers are temporarily employed to:

  • process voters using election software on laptops
  • issue ballots to voters
  • provide voter assistance
  • process curbside voters
  • conduct crowd control and line managment
  • direct in parking areas
  • and other administrative duties as assigned

What are the job requirements?

  • Must be at least 18* years of age and legally eligible to work in the US.
  • Must be available to work the full Election day (approximately 5:30 am - 8:30 pm).
  • Must have basic typing and computer skills.
  • Must be able to sit and stand for at least two hours.
  • Must be willing to work all voting duties, including curbside voting, outdoor voter assistance, and breaking down the site.
  • Must maintain confidentiality of voter information and sign a confidentiality statement before being hired.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from the voting site.
  • Must attend one 3-hour training class.
  • Must attend a 1-2 hour staff meeting at the voting site one day before voting begins to set up and discuss assignments.
*For students at least 17 years of age at the time of the election or primary please reference further details here

If you are interested in being considered for a position as a poll worker for the next election day, please complete the poll worker application. The application can be completed and e-mailed to Harnett.boe@ncsbe.gov or mailed to our office directly. Please read the requirements before submitting an application.

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