Becoming an Officer of Election

Becoming an Officer of ElectionOfficers of election are appointed each year by the Stafford County Electoral Board to work at the polls on election day. More than 300 officers are required for a general election. If you are available on election day, want to support the democratic process, provide a valuable service to your neighbors and earn $125, please consider becoming an election official. The Chief Officer of Election at each polling place is responsible for its management and earns additional compensation. You are even compensated ($15) for attending mandatory training prior to each election.

Requirements & Responsibilities

Officer of Election duties at the polling place include:
  • Insuring a fair and impartial election is held
  • Setting up the equipment
  • Providing voter assistance and instructions
  • Checking voters in and marking the poll book
  • Issuing ballots
  • Demonstrating how to mark the ballot
  • Disassembling and storing the equipment
  • Certifying the election results

You are required to report to your assigned polling place at 5:00 am. You are not allowed to leave until the polls close (7:00 pm) and the paper work is completed. (Yes, there are bathrooms and lunch breaks!) Please note that you may be assigned to your own polling place or to another within the county. You must also be a registered voter.

Get Involved
Contact the Registrar's Office at (540) 658-4000 for additional Officer of Election information.

To sign up, fill out the Officer of Election Interest form.