Office of Elections

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
703 324 4735 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323
Ravi K. Udeshi
Election Manager

Election Officer Training

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, and Facebook

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.


The following training classes are for Election Officers working at one of Fairfax County's 265 precincts on Election Day.

All new and returning Election Officers must complete state-mandated training each appointment term before they are eligible to serve. Appointment terms are generally two years; the current term began in early 2023. Additionally, all Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs must complete a Chiefs Briefing before each election.

Required for all new and returning Election Officers who have not completed state-mandated training during the current appointment term. Classes run approximately 3 hours.
Optional training for long-time officers or those curious about becoming an Assistant Chief or Chief. This training does not guarantee placement as an 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 3.5 hours.
All Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs must complete a pre-election briefing before each election. Only those serving as Chief or Assistant Chief may participate. Classes run approximately 2 hours.
In addition to the briefing, Chief Election Officers and Assistant Chief Election Officers must schedule a time to be sworn in and pick up their Election Day supplies before each election.

Equipment Practice Sessions are open house-style events 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.
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