The Chief Judge and two Judges are appointed by the three member County Board of Elections based on recommendations from the County Democratic party chair, County Republican party chair and the Craven County Board of Elections Director for a two-year term beginning in August of odd-numbered years.
Customarily Craven County Board of Elections has appointed Chief Judges from the same party as the current NC Governor. This is not mandated by NC General Statutes. Craven County Board of Elections has appointed Chief Judges and Judges. Assistants are selected from recommendations from the parties, Precinct Officials, applications, etc. by the Board of Elections and appointed just for Election Days.
Training & Compensation
GS 163-46 requires all officials to attend training sessions conducted by the Board of Elections prior to each major primary and general election. The Chief Judge and Judges are issued a Precinct Election Officials' Manual at the required training session.
Officials receive training concerning specific issues affecting the upcoming election. Precinct election officials are paid to attend these training sessions in addition to election day compensation.