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Election Day Participation Program for High School Students
Would you like to learn more about the electoral process and earn service learning hours?
The Office of Elections encourages you to become an election page for the upcoming November election if you are either:
1) Enrolled in a high school government class or
2) At least sixteen (16) years of age, and fluent in English (mandatory) and also fluent in one of the following languages, Spanish, Vietnamese or Korean
As an Election Page, you will:
- Complete the appropriate training class as required by the Office of Elections.
- Serve an 8-hour shift in a Fairfax County or a Fairfax City polling place under the direct supervision of the Chief Election Officer.
- Arrive on time and remain at the polling place during your assigned shift.
- Maintain impartiality while serving, not discussing politics, candidates or issues.
- Dress appropriately - no jeans, shorts, sweats, t-shirts.
- Use appropriate language and behavior at all times.
- Not receive compensation for serving.
Mandatory Training for Student Election Pages
You are required to take a 2-hour Election Page training class.
2018 Dates: TBA
The training will cover election procedures, voting machines and a short program on how to assist persons with disabilities. You will recieve your Election Day assignment after training is completed.
ALL STUDENTS MUST USE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION FORM. The application form is updated every year and available in September. If you are under the age of 18, you must have the approval of your parent/guardian in order to participate. The application, with all required signatures, should be returned to your teacher/advisor no later than the deadline listed in the online application form.
In recognition of service provided, you will be sent a "Certificate of Appreciation" following the election. School coordinators will be provided with a list of participants who attended training and
served on Election Day so you will receive the appropriate service credit.
Please note: If you will be 18 on or before November 7, 2017 (Election Day), and register no later than Monday, October 16, 2017, you may work as an Election Officer.
Additional election officer information and applications can be found at Working at the Polls
E-mail or call us at 703-324-4735