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243 Precincts across Fairfax County, VAFairfax, VA 22035


The Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year, including the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Election Officers are needed at each of the 243 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters. Officers are also needed to be trained to work in Central Absentee Precinct (CAP) at the Fairfax County Government Center. Here are the details. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/central_absentee.htm

View our "Being an Election Officer" Video here: http://youtu.be/HV5cWp1fn60

Listen to our "Election Officers Needed" Podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/fairfaxcounty/county-conversation-election-officers

In order to be an Election Officer, you must:

  • Be fluent in English
  • Be a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Be able to fulfill the Federal I-9 employment eligibility requirements
  • Attend a 3-hour training class
  • Arrive at the polling place at 5:00 am and remain until all work has been completed after the polls close at 7pm
  • Have basic computer skills

The Election Officer’s main priority is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election process. A typical Election Day consists of:

  • arriving one hour before polls open to set up voting equipment
  • hanging up pertinent signage
  • preparing the polling room for voting
  • processing voters throughout the day
  • assisting with operating voting equipment
  • securing voting equipment and closing down the polling place at the end of the day

Election Officers are offered a stipend of $175 for serving a full day. We especially encourage bilingual citizens to serve as we need language assistance in many precincts. Residency in Fairfax County is not required. It is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the election process or public service, and we need civic-minded individuals to help make Election Day a success!

To apply, fill and submit the online form at www.vote4fairfax.com/serve or view our website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/working.htm for more information.


  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 15 hours per election
  • Currently registered voter in Virginia
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