Work at the Polls
Be a part of the solution – serve Arlington County as an Officer of Election on Election Days! We are continually seeking new workers. See our Work at the Polls Page for more information.
We also need individuals willing to serve as rovers on Election Days. These persons visit polling places for troubleshooting tasks or to deliver additional supplies or support, especially technical support on voting equipment. Rovers must have previous experience as an Officer of Election in Arlington and be capable of driving to various locations around the County and lifting up to 50 pounds. Some rovers may be asked to assist with additional tasks, such as voting equipment maintenance. If you are a current or former Officer of Election and are interested in one of these positions, please email the Office of Elections.
Seasonal Employment, Presidential Election Years
In Presidential election years, we need a significant number of limited-term (approx. mid-Sep to early Nov), seasonal workers to assist with increased work volume. Specific needs include:
- Individuals willing to work at any of our in-person voting locations, to check in voters and distribute ballots. Hours vary and weekly hours will increase as we get closer to the election date. Current or previous experience as an Officer of Election is helpful. Must be willing to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week.
- Individuals with volunteer or seasonal scheduling and coordination experience to help schedule staff and volunteers to work at the in-person voting sites. Must be willing to commit to 20-40 hours per week, during business hours.
- Individuals with volunteer or seasonal scheduling and coordination experience to help schedule Officers of Election to work at the polls on Election Day, and to assist with the coordination and scheduling of persons working in our Election Day volunteer programs. Must be willing to commit to 20-40 hours per week, during business hours.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Would you like to help out at the polls but can’t commit to working a full day? In 2016 we’ll be introducing a new Election Concierge program, which will allow citizens to assist at the polls on a volunteer basis for short periods of time performing tasks such as reminding voters to have proper ID ready, advising voters about ballot content, and assisting voters who have special needs. Look for more information soon!
The Office of Elections is continually seeking civic-minded citizens interested in volunteering for voter registration and education duties throughout the community, including twice-annual visits to County high schools to register students as they turn 18.
For more information about volunteer activities with the Office of Elections and how you can assist, please contact Bill Sands, 703-228-3456.
There are currently no permanent or ongoing temporary positions available in the Office of Elections. When such positions become available, they will be listed on the Arlington County Careers website.