The issue many voters residing in facilities face is that sometimes their most common contacts may be the facility employees. However, facility employees are not authorized to assist them with the voting process. This is where we need your help!
By volunteering with the Multipartisan Assistance Team, you can do your part to provide voting opportunities in your community!
Click the APPLY NOW! button below and complete the online application to receive more information about becoming a MAT member.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is MAT?
MAT stands for Multipartisan Assistance Team. It is a group of volunteers who are appointed by the Board of Elections to assist voters residing in facilities with the absentee by mail process when a near relative or guardian is not available to assist them. A MAT team includes, at minimum, two persons whose voter registrations are affiliated with two different political parties.
What does MAT do?
The MAT team members assists voters who may not have a near relative or guardian available to provide assistance in requesting or casting a absentee by mail ballot.
MAT members provide the necessary forms and assist in completing the forms if necessary. Members also deliver the completed forms back to the Board of Elections office.
Will I receive training?
Yes. The Board of Elections provides each MAT member with the necessary training and supplies to assist the voter in either requesting an absentee by mail ballot or completing the absentee by mail ballot return envelope.
After completing training, each MAT member must also sign a declaration swearing or affirming that they will abide by the laws regarding voter assistance.
Is this a paid position?
No. This is an unpaid volunteer position assisting the voters of Wake County in requesting and casting their absentee by mail ballot.