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

Vacant,
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


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

If you already have a Election Officer Portal account, please login 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 user name or account password?

If you have an Election Officer Portal account but forgot the user name 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 sign up for a 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
Disclaimer: Please note the 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.

Training is mandatory for all new (NEW) Election Officers. As of January 1, 2018, all returning Election Officers must complete mandatory Returning Officer training (EXP). All other training classes are optional except for Assistant Chief/Chief training (CHIEF) and Pre-Election Training (PRE). All training requests require a Election Officer Portal account (see registration section).
 
NEW ELECTION OFFICER TRAINING (NEW)
Required for New Election Officers who have not attended training. Classes run approximately 3 hours.
  • Training dates/times TBD
 
EXPERIENCED OFFICER TRAINING (EXP)
Required for all returning Election Officers. Classes run approximately 3 hours.
  • Training dates/times TBD
 
CHIEF AND ASSISTANT CHIEF TRAINING (CHIEF)
Required for all first-time Assistant Chiefs and Chiefs who have already taken EXP training and received their assignment from the Office of Elections. Does not satisfy PRE training. Classes run approximately 2 hours.
  • Training dates/times TBD
 
GENERAL MACHINE & ELECTRONIC POLLBOOK TRAINING (EPB)
Optional equipment training for Election Officers who would like additional practice. Please note these sessions are informal, and not designed to instruct or replace NEW or EXP training. Classes run approximately 2 hours.
  • Training dates/times TBD
 
PRE-ELECTION TRAINING (BRIEF)
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.
  • Training dates/times TBD
 
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 may be updated at any time and are not intended as replacements for in-person training.