Work at the Polls

Election Officers & Volunteers

News (Updated 5/11/2021)

  • Assignment letters have been sent to all assigned election officers for the June 8th election.  More than 900 election officers indicated interest in working the June 8th Primary Election, with only approximately 300 spots available.  To build a diverse and strong election workforce, we will rotate some assignments for the next election in November so we can engage as many of you as possible. 

  • Appointment Notices for the 2021 election cycle have been sent via email to all election officers appointed by the Electoral Board.  Please make sure to complete the Appointment Response Form to indicate your availability for all elections this year, update your information, or let us know you are not available.  If you did not receive it, send an email to and we can email you the link.  This form is sent annually around March 1st so election officers can accept (or decline) their appointment and update their availability with our office.

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.
Election Officer Oath - Fill out only after completing a training class.
Election Officer Assignment Page - Check to see if you are assigned to the upcoming election.
W9 Tax Form - For election officers working for the first time or those who have recently changed name or address.

Questions or Issues

Send us an email at or call us at 703-228-3456.