Fairfax County Seeking Young Adult Election Officers

May 1, 2013

News Highlights

  • Virginia primary election is June 11; general election is Nov. 5.
  • Young adults encouraged to apply, including qualified high school and college students.
  •  Qualifications include being a registered voter in Virginia.


The Fairfax County Office of Elections is encouraging young adults, including eligible high school and college students, to become election officers for the June 11 primary and/or the Nov. 5 general election. Qualifications include being a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia and availability to work at least half of Election Day.

 “While we encourage all qualified residents to become elections officers, we are always seeking bright, enthusiastic young adults who are interested in public service. Serving as an election officer provides an opportunity to network and to gain professional experience, while giving back to the community," said General Registrar Cameron Quinn. “By gaining experience now, these young adults have the opportunity with further experience to take on leadership roles in future elections.”

Election officers are paid $100 for working all of Election Day (approximately 15 hours); $50 for a half day (approximately 8 hours). Each election officer is required to attend a one-time training class. For the primary election, training sessions are scheduled for May and June. For training class schedule call 703-324-4735, TTY 711.

Three ways to apply to become an election officer:

  • Mail: Fill out and return the application form.
  • Email: 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.

More information or email elect@fairfaxcounty.gov.




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