NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC) recently recognized New Hanover County Board of Elections as one of five counties across the nation to win the Election Worker Best Practices Competition. New Hanover County Board of Elections was selected for developing the Election Official Resource Portal, an online portal for poll workers that provides a centralized location for election-related documents, poll worker trainings and responsibilities, and other important information.
Board of Elections Chairman Jonathan Washburn stated, “I am very pleased that the New Hanover County Board of Elections is being recognized on a national level for this initiative. The portal is an easy-to-use system that allows our staff to inform and educate poll workers every week and prepare them for their roles.”
The Election Official Resource Portal provides Election Day and Early Voting assignments, training videos, election official handbooks, and position-specific information for poll workers. It was created by Board of Elections staff in collaboration with the county’s IT website development and NHCTV staff.
The EAC’s nationwide contest highlights the best poll worker management practices for recruiting, training, and retaining election workers. Each entry was judged based on five criteria: innovativeness, effectiveness, sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and potential for replication.
A full description of the Election Worker Best Practices competition and links to the winning submissions can be viewed here. The EAC is an independent bipartisan commission created by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002.
Board of Elections Director