Social Media Policy

Purpose

The Johnston County Board of Elections' social media policy will serve as a guideline for the use of Johnston County Board of Elections' sponsored social media accounts authorized by the Johnston County Director of Elections.

Intent

The Johnston County Board of Elections uses social media to provide timely information to the public about elections. Please note that Johnston County Board of Elections’ social media sites are moderated online sites, subject to North Carolina Public Records Laws and e-discovery laws and policies.

Account Responsibility

The Johnston County Board of Elections' social media accounts are to be managed by the Director of Elections. The Director shall oversee drafting content for social media platforms and approve posts. No content should be posted by or on behalf of the Johnston County Board of Elections to any social media account without review of the Director of Elections or designee and one other Johnston County Board of Elections' employee.

Disclaimer

Materials and information on the Johnston County Board of Elections' sponsored social media sites are provided to share information on matters of public interest about elections. The County does not operate the sponsored social media hosting systems and is subject to the terms of use for these sites. While the sites are moderated, please note that the Johnston County Board of Elections does not continuously monitor social media sites and cannot guarantee their accuracy. The Board of Elections does not warrant that any or all defects will be fixed. The materials contained in the Johnston County Board of Elections' sponsored social media sites are provided "as is", and users are under no obligation to use them.

Comments

Johnston County Board of Elections' social media sites are not intended as a channel for users to contact the Johnston County Board of Elections or its staff. Johnston County Board of Elections' social media sites are to be set so the comment function is disabled and comments are disallowed.

Page last updated: October 31, 2022