ELECTION DAY PARTICIPATION PROGRAM FOR
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Please note the High School Page Program only applies to November elections.
Mandatory: If you are under the age of 18, you must have the approval of your parent/guardian in order to participate in the election page program.
Are you at least 16 years old, live in Virginia, and enrolled in a high school civics class? Would you like to learn more about the electoral process and earn service-learning hours?
The Office of Elections is offering you the opportunity to serve inside a Fairfax County polling place as an election page for the upcoming November election.
We also encourage students fluent in Spanish, Korean, and Vietnamese to apply.
AS AN ELECTION PAGE, YOU WILL...
Complete the required online training class and pass the quiz.
Serve an 8-hour shift inside a Fairfax County 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 shorts, sweats, or t-shirts.
Use appropriate language and behavior at all times.
Not receive compensation for serving.
MANDATORY TRAINING FOR STUDENT ELECTION PAGES
Before we can accept your application, you must successfully complete the online training class. The training will cover election procedures, voting systems, and how to assist older voters and persons with disabilities. A training link will be provided ahead of the November election.
After completing the training, there will be a link to a quiz before you submit your application.
You must receive 80% on the quiz for your application to be considered. You will be contacted if you do not achieve 80%.
You will receive your Election Day assignment electronically once all of these requirements are fulfilled. Good luck!
The completed application, with all required acknowledgements, must be received by the Office of Elections on a date to be determined. After this date the portal will close and no additional applications will be accepted.
In recognition of service provided, you will be sent a "Certificate of Appreciation" following the election.
Please note: If you will be 18 on or before the November Election, and register no later than a deadline to be determined, you may work as an Election Officer. Additional election officer information and applications can be found at Working at the Polls.