The Forsyth County Board of Elections can offer you the opportunity to serve your community. The elections office hires more than 300 dedicated, civic-minded individuals to serve during early voting in every major election.

One-Stop Early Voting

One-Stop Early Voting is available for those who are registered in Forsyth County to vote at the Board of Elections office or at any of the designated satellite sites across the county, starting on the third Thursday prior to an election and ending at 3 p.m. on the Saturday before the election. The hours are 8:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and varied hours on the weekends during the two-and-half week voting period. (§ G.S. 163-227.2)

Qualifications

  • Must be of good repute and able to read and write.
  • “No person shall be eligible to work…who holds any elective office under the government of the United States or of North Carolina or any political subdivision thereof.”
  • “No person shall serve…who is a candidate for nomination or election.”
  • “No person shall be eligible…who holds any office in a state, congressional district, county, or precinct political party or political organization, or who is a manager or treasurer for any candidate or political party, provided…a precinct official can be a delegate to a political party convention.”
  • “No precinct official who is the wife, husband, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, or sister of any candidate for nomination or election may serve as precinct official during any primary or election in which such candidate participates…”
  • “The following categories of relatives are prohibited from serving as precinct officials of the same precinct: spouse, child, spouse of a child, sister, or brother.”
  • Must enjoy working with people
  • Anyone meeting these qualifications, should apply online.

Positions and Duties

Early Voting Officials

Early Voting Officials share responsibilities with checking in voters, issuing ballots, activating the ballot-marking device, managing the tabulator, reconciling the voter applications, and curbside voting. Early Voting Officials assist with any tasks assigned by the site Lead, including the daily opening and closing process.

Rover

Rovers are assigned multiple early voting sites and serve as the first contact for voting machine or tabulator problems. The Rovers are primarily responsible for the daily pickup of election materials and delivery of needed supplies. Use of a reliable personal vehicle is required. All Rovers must attend the required training.

Compensation

Early voting officials are employed through a local temporary staffing agency.

Compensation for Officials
Official Compensation
Early Voting Official $10.86 per hour
Rover $10.86 per hour (paid at current County rate per mile)
Required Training $10.86 per hour

Training

All officials are provided training sessions conducted by the Board of Elections prior to each major primary and general election. The training is comprised of small group, hands-on instruction that cover personnel information and election procedures. Election officials are paid to attend these training sessions in addition to their compensation.

Special Information

  • Early Voting Officials and Rovers work in shifts, working no more than 7 hours a day.
  • Early Voting workers must abide by the personnel regulations of Forsyth County.
  • Family members are not allowed to work together at the same site.
  • Many public buildings such as recreation centers and government buildings are used as early voting sites.
  • Efforts are made to place you at the most convenient location.
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