Work at the Polls

Election Officers & Volunteers

News (Updated 11/15/21)

  • Most payments for the November 2, 2021 Election will be mailed November 19, 2021. If you do not receive your payment by December 6th, please contact us. 

Become an Election Officer

Election Officers are an essential position that serve voters at polling places on Election Day and during early voting.  To serve, you must be a registered Virginia voter.  High school students and volunteers can also work at polling places or assist with election-related activities.  Learn more:
Apply to Be an Election Official


Once election officers have received an official assignment to work the election, they must complete a training class.  Assignment emails are customized each election to notify the election officer what type of training they must complete.  Links:
Online Training


This section offers resources and forms election officers sometimes need to complete before an election.
Assignment Dashboard - Look up your assignment to the upcoming election.
Election Officer Oath - Fill out only after completing a training class.
W9 Tax Form - For election officers working for the first time or those who have recently changed name or address.

Questions or Issues

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