Office of Elections

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

703 324 4735
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323

Eric L. Spicer,
Election Manager

Election Officer Training Schedule

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event that Fairfax County Government Offices close due to inclement weather, training opportunities will be cancelled. For additional information on operating status, please call the Fairfax County Government Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771. Information is also available through the County’s website, Twitter www.twitter.com/fairfaxcounty, and Facebook www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty.

Classes will also be cancelled in the event of facility closures, i.e., power outages, etc. The Office of Elections will make every effort to contact registrants prior to a cancellation. Registrants for cancelled classes may re-enroll in a later class.
 
REGISTER FOR AN ELECTION OFFICER PORTAL ACCOUNT
In order to serve as an Election Officer you must first register for an Election Officer Portal account. This service allows an Officer to:
 
  • Sign up to serve as an Election Officer and submit availability for each election

  • Verify and update personal information

  • Select training classes

  • Receive and confirm precinct assignments

  • Receive important election information through emails and text messages

Are you an existing Election Officer? Please sign in through the Election Officer Portal to access the latest training schedule, materials, and up-to-date information for the upcoming election.
 
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


What do I do if I have an Election Officer Portal account?

If you already have an Election Officer Portal account, please log in to set your training date/time. If you are not sure, especially if you last served in 2016 or prior, please contact us.

 

What do I do if I forgot my Election Officer Portal username or account password?

If you have an Election Officer Portal account but forgot the username or password, please visit the Forgot Username/Password page for assistance.

 

What do I do if I have never served an election in Fairfax County?

If you have never served an election in Fairfax County, please register for an Election Officer Portal account.

Please direct any questions or concerns to ElectionOfficers@fairfaxcounty.gov or call us at (703) 324-4735 (email is preferred).

 


 
TRAINING LOCATIONS
Most election officer training classes are offered at the Fairfax County Government Center. Depending on location and personnel availability, the Office of Elections may offer additional training locations for officer training on a per-election basis. Please review the training schedule for location availability. Please note class and location availability may change at any time. The Office of Elections will notify officers if a class cancelation occurs and will provide information on other class offerings when applicable.

Disclaimer: Fairfax County Government does not manage or maintain Google Maps and cannot account for or be held liable for their accuracy. Please review the directions provided by Google prior to traveling.
 
 
ELECTION OFFICER TRAINING SCHEDULE
The following training schedule is for Election Officers working at one of Fairfax County's 243 precincts on Election Day. Please visit Central Absentee Precinct (CAP) Election Officer Training Information if you are a CAP Election Officer who will be working at the Fairfax County Government Center.

As of January 1, 2018, all new and returning Election Officers must complete mandatory Election Officer training in order to meet requirements. Additionally, all Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, and Standby Chiefs must take a Chiefs' Briefing before each election. All training requests require an Election Officer Portal account (see registration section).
 
Please note that classes reflected on this page may change at any time and do not supersede the list found on your Election Officer Portal account. Please use your Election Officer Portal account for the most up-to-date information.


 
ELECTION OFFICER TRAINING
Required for all new and returning Election Officers in 2018. Classes run approximately 3 hours.
 
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Friday, August 31, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - Dolley Madison Library - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - Dolley Madison Library - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Dolley Madison Library - 10 a.m., 2 p.m., or 6 p.m.
  • Friday, September 7, 2018 - Dolley Madison Library - 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - West Springfield Governmental Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - West Springfield Governmental Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018 - West Springfield Governmental Center - 10 a.m., 2 p.m., or 6 p.m.
  • Friday, September 14, 2018 - West Springfield Governmental Center - 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - Mount Vernon Governmental Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - Mount Vernon Governmental Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 - Mount Vernon Governmental Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Friday, September 21, 2018 - Mount Vernon Governmental Center - 10 a.m.
  • Monday, September 24, 2018 - North County Governmental Center - 3 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - North County Governmental Center - 10 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 1, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Monday, October 8, 2018 - No classes (Columbus Day holiday)
  • Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 15, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m.
 
 
NEW CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF TRAINING (OPTIONAL)
Optional training for long-time officers or those curious about becoming an Assistant Chief or Chief. This training does not guarantee placement as a Assistant Chief or Chief, does not satisfy the two-year Election Officer training requirement, and does not replace the pre-election Chiefs' Briefing. Classes run approximately 3 hours.
 
  • Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m.
  • Monday, October 22, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 1 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Friday, November 2, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 1 p.m.
 
 
 
CHIEFS' BRIEFING
All Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs must attend a pre-election briefing before each election. Only those serving as Chief or Assistant Chief (active and stand-by) will be admitted. In addition to the training provided, officers will be sworn in and pick up their Election Day supplies. Classes run approximately 2 hours; participants must attend the full 2-hour session prior to picking up their materials.
 
  • Monday, October 29, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - Sherwood Library - 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m. or 7 p.m.
 
 
 
OPEN HOUSE
The Open House is a drop-in session for all officers where we will have trainers, Poll Pads, ExpressVotes, and DS200s available for you. You may stop by for 5 minutes or 50 minutes and we will be happy to answer all of your questions! You can also spend as much time as you'd like getting familiar with the equipment.
 
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Fairfax County Government Center - 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m.
 
 
TRAINING SUPPLEMENTS
Clicking on the links below will open a .pdf document. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, please download the file from the Adobe website. Please note that training supplements are for general guidance, may not be up to date, and are not intended as replacements for in-person training.