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Union County, North Carolina

Student Election Assistants

In 2003, the NC General Assembly passed a law (G.S. 163-42.1) that allows students to be appointed to serve as student election assistants at polling places. Students must meet these requirements to be eligible:

  1. Be at least 17 years old at the time of the primary or election
  2. Be a United States citizen
  3. Be a Union County resident
  4. Be enrolled in a public or private high school or home school
  5. Have excellent academic records as determined by the school
  6. Be recommended by the school's principal or director
  7. Have parental consent

A limit of two student assistants may be assigned to one voting place. Each student assistant works under the direct supervision of the election judges and receives the same training and compensation as other poll workers.

Anyone meeting the qualifications listed above should complete the form and either mail (P.O. Box 1106, Monroe, NC 28111) or hand-deliver the application to the Board of Elections office at 316-B E. Windsor Street in Monroe . In order to be considered, forms must have the proper authorizations and signatures.

Student Election Assistant Recruiting Guide and Application