July 27, 2023

Officers of Election (Poll Workers) Needed in Virginia Beach for the Nov. 7, 2023, General Election

​The Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections Office is looking for dedicated citizens to staff Virginia Beach polling places on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7. We invite residents to help us in assisting your family, friends, and neighbors in having a satisfying experience when voting.

"Election Officials are crucial to ensuring that elections are a success," said Christine Lewis, Virginia Beach director of elections and general registrar. "Without the dedicated citizens within the community, elections would not be possible."

An Officer of Election assists citizens and facilitates a successful voting experience through duties that include checking in registered voters, assisting with paperwork, tallying results and other election-related tasks. Officers of Election receive training to prepare them for their assigned duties and are asked to follow the Virginia election guidelines and standards.

It takes about 1,200-1,300 Officers of Election to appropriately staff all Virginia Beach precincts in a General Election. Interested individuals who meet the listed requirements are encouraged to contact Voter Registration & Elections at (757) 385-8683 or by email at electiontraining@vbgov.com. Please contact the office no later than Sept. 29, 2023.

Compensation for attending training and working on Election Day is $265.00.

Requirements and Essential Qualifications

  • Must be a registered voter of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • Cannot hold an elected office or be the employee of an elected official.
  • Must attend a training session.
  • Be able to speak, read, and write English.
  • Maintain patience when interacting with a variety of people during a long day.
  • Must not engage in any political conversation with voters and/or fellow Election Officials.
  • Cannot communicate any bias or opinions on the election or any of the candidates at the polling location.
  • Must be willing to do what is necessary to maintain and secure the voting environment.
  • Election Officials work for the Electoral Board and follow the guidelines and standards that lead to exceptional customer service in guiding our citizens to a successful and positive voting experience.

For more information, visit voter.virginiabeach.gov.

Contact Information

Voter Registration & Elections

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