Become an Election Officer; Applying is Now Easier and Online


Sept. 12, 2013

Fairfax County residents interested in becoming an election officer for the Nov. 5 General Election can now apply online through the Virginia State Board of Elections.  The information will be forwarded to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, which estimates it needs approximately 2,200 election officers for the election.

Qualifications to be an election officer include being a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia and availability to work on Election Day. Each election officer is required to complete documentation for employment eligibility and attend a training class prior to Election Day.

The Fairfax County Electoral Board recently approved a compensation increase for Fairfax County election officers. Effective for the Nov. 5 General Election, the compensation to work the full day is: election officer $175, assistant chief election officer $200 and chief election officer $250. Half-day shifts may be available.

You can also apply by e-mail or by calling the Office of Elections:

  • E-mail elect@fairfaxcounty.gov: Include full name, current address, daytime telephone number and your date of birth. This information is necessary in order to verify your voter registration.
  • Call: 703-324-4735 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Nov. 5 General Election will include elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, Fairfax County sheriff and the House of Delegates, as well as a School Bond Referendum.

More information on elections and voting in Fairfax County.

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