Student Election Assistant Program

The State Board of Elections has partnered with North Carolina’s 100 county Board of Elections offices to invite high school students to work in the polls on Election Day as an election official.  The Student Election Assistant program affords qualified students the opportunity to play a direct role in the elections process while also building out their resumes and college application portfolios and potentially earning community service hours. 

To qualify, a student must be a US citizen enrolled in high school (including public, private and home schools), a resident of the county in which they will serve, 17 years of age or older by Election Day and in good academic standing.  Students must also have permission from their parent or legal guardian and from their school principal or director. 

To apply, complete the attached application and submit it directly to your county’s Board of Elections office.  Students will need to be available for training and on Election Day.  Your county’s Board of Elections office can provide more information about the program, including the required dates and hours.  To find your county’s contact information, visit