Essex County Virginia

Officers of Election

Become an Officer of Election

Officers of Election are appointed each year by the Essex County Electoral Board to work at he polls on Election Day. More than 40 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 $110, please consider becoming an election official. The Chief Officer of Election at each polling place is responsible for its management and earns an additional stipend. You are even given a $15 stipend for attending mandatory training prior to each election.

You must be a registered voter.

Requirements & Responsibilities

Officers of Election duties at the polling place include:

  • Ensuring a fair and impartial election is held
  • Setting up the equipment
  • Providing voter assistance and instructions
  • Checking voters in and marking the poll book
  • Directing voter to voting machines
  • Disassembling and storing voting equipment
  • Certifying 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).

Get Involved:
Contact the General Registrar at 804-443-4611 or email for additional information. You may also complete and submit our on-line Officer of Election Interest Form.