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  • You are registered to vote in Virginia
  • You do not hold elected office or are not an employee or deputy of an elected official
  • You must be available to work for at least 14+ hours on Election Day. 
  • You must be willing to swear an oath to uphold the Constitutions of the United States and Virginia


  • Arrive at the polling place at 4:45 a.m. on Election Day
  • Set up voting equipment and signs
  • Process voters, issue paper ballots, and operate voting equipment
  • Tally results, secure machines, and close the polling place


  • Training is mandatory and usually lasts 2-3 hours
  • New Officer training is typically available
  • Supplemental online training is available
  • Extra training is available on an "as needed" basis


  • Chief Officer:                           $200
  • Deputy Chief Officer:               $170
  • Procedural Specialist:              $170
  • Electronic Pollbook Specialist:   $150
  • Regular Election Officer:           $150

Central Absentee Officers

  • Check names of voters on lists of absentee applicants
  • Record pollbook and voting machine counts
  • Tally results, secure machines, and close polling place

Election Schedule

  • General Elections are held each year on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Primary Elections, if held, are usually scheduled for the second Tuesday in June
  • Special Elections are scheduled as necessary
  • City Elections are held on the first Tuesday in May on even number years

Polling Place Assignments

  • When possible, Officers are assigned to their polling place
  • If no vacancies are available there, you may be assigned to a nearby polling place
  • You may also be asked to work the Central Absentee Precinct (CAP)

Complete the Online Election Officer Application 

For additional information, contact the General Registrar's Office at (703) 385-7891 or email