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Election directors are responsible for making sure every registered voter in their county has a chance to cast their ballot in every election.

It’s a difficult job, and the State Board of Elections has raised concerns about turnover in the position. From 2019 to April 2024, there have been 60 changes in county election directors, mostly due to retirements or resignations.

To examine the situation election directors find themselves in, The News & Observer requested and received salary information for directors in all 100 counties and conducted interviews with directors across the state.

All counties responded with salary data.