Precinct Officials



Precinct Officials are recommended by the Chairmen of the Rockingham County Political Parties and appointed by the Board of Elections for two-year terms beginning in August of odd-numbered years.


"Persons appointed must be Registered Voters and residents of the county in which the precinct is located, of good repute, and able to read and write."

"No person shall be eligible to serve as a Precinct Official & who holds any elective office under the government of the United States or of North Carolina or any political subdivision there of."

"No person shall serve who is a candidate for nomination or election."

"No person shall be eligible who holds any office in any state congressional district, county or precinct political party or political organization or who is a manager or treasurer for any candidate or political party."


The CHIEF JUDGE is the head official and is in charge of election day activities, as well as picking up and returning election day supplies.  The JUDGES work closely with the Chief Judge and are responsible for conducting the election in the Chief Judge’s absence.  They must sign all official documents and serve on a panel to resolve any challenges.  The ASSISTANTS serve when needed and at the discretion and direction of the Chief Judge.


All Precinct Officials are required to attend training conducted by the Board of Elections prior to each major Primary and General Election. All Precinct Officials are issued a Training Manual at the required training session. They receive training concerning specific issues affecting the upcoming Election, Election laws and procedures, and instruction on how to properly operate all Polling Place equipment. Precinct Officials are paid to attend the training session in addition to their Election Day compensation.


There are three or four Elections scheduled in each two year term. Elections are always held on Tuesdays.

  • All polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Officials must be in the voting place no later than 5:30 a.m. and remain until all votes have been counted and documents signed - usually 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. Officials must remain at the voting place for the entire day.


Click here for a Precinct Officials Application.


 Rockingham County North Carolina
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Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105