Bilingual Spanish Speakers Needed to Serve as Election Officers in Nine County Locations
Oct. 25, 2011
The Fairfax County Office of Elections is seeking bilingual Spanish speakers to serve as election officers for the Nov. 8 election. Bilingual Spanish speakers are needed to provide voter assistance at the polls, as part of a new requirement under the federal Voting Rights Act. Election officers are paid $100 for working Election Day and the hours are 5 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m.
Qualifications include being a registered voter in Virginia and attending a training prior to Election Day. In addition, you must be able to work the entire day and you cannot hold an elected office or be the employee of an elected official.
Bilingual Spanish speakers are especially needed in these areas of the county:
- Baileys Crossroads
- Hybla Valley
- Seven Corners
Serving as an election officer is a rewarding way to participate in your community and help to ensure a fair and well-organized voting process. Fairfax County needs approximately 2,500 election officers (including bilingual speakers) in its 239 polling places.
For more information, contact the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776, TTY 711. Information is available online in Spanish; scroll to the bottom of the screen and click Language Translations.