Fairfax County Office of Elections Fairfax County Office of Elections

If you are interested in becoming an election officer for Fairfax County, fill out the form below. After submitting this form, you will immediately receive an email with further instructions. You will need to schedule an appointment to complete hiring paperwork in-person at our office and then complete a 2-hour online training class.

We are primarily looking for officers who live in Fairfax County and can serve for a full-day (5:00 AM to when all work is complete after polls close, approximately 9:00 PM), for which you are paid $175.00. Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities per the American with Disabilities Act; please contact Ravi Udeshi at Elect@fairfaxcounty.gov.

If you have already filled out this form before, please call 703-324-4735 or email Elect@fairfaxcounty.gov to inquire about the status of your application.

If you are an existing election officer and do not know your username or password, go to the Forgot Username/Password page instead.

Vietnamese and Korean speakers needed: Individuals who fluently speak Vietnamese or Korean, as well as English, are needed to serve as Language Officers in Annandale, Centreville, Chantilly, and Falls Church. Language Officers perform all regular election officer duties, including assisting most voters in English, but will be assigned to precincts with a significant number of voters who may primarily speak Vietnamese or Korean.

If you speak Vietnamese or Korean, please apply as soon as possible to serve in the next election. If you know of someone who fluently speaks Vietnamese or Korean, please ask them to apply to be an election officer!

High school students: If you will be 18 years old by the date of the next November election, you are eligible to serve as an election officer. If you will not be 18 years old by the next November election, you may be able to serve as a High School Page. More information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/high-school-student-program

Elections in 2021:

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Democratic Party Primary Election
  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021 General and Special Elections

Frequently asked questions about Election Officer duties and responsibilities:
Please complete using your full legal name.
Which party do you prefer to represent?*  

Independents may not serve as Chief or Assistant Chief Election Officers. Election officers perform non-partisan job duties. Residents of Virginia do not register by party to vote, but the Code of Virginia requires us to consider party affiliation in assigning election officers and to try to assign an equal number of officers of each party in each precinct. Unaffiliated officers are assigned after Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, and party-affiliated officers.
On Election Day, I am willing to serve:*

How far are you willing to travel?
In addition to English, I am fluent in:
If you have moved recently, please check your voter registration to ensure it reflects your new address. Check your voter registration here.

We must match your given address with your Virginia voter registration, so please ensure your submit it correctly. For example, if your address is "1234 Main St NW", please enter it in the following format:
  • Street Number = "1234"
  • Street Name = "Main"
  • Street Type = "St"
  • Street Suffix = "NW"
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Contact InformationCONTACT INFO
Can we send text messages to your cell phone number?
We will only send you text messages in very limited circumstances, when we are unable to contact you by email or phone, or to communicate important announcements.

Additional QuestionsAdditional Information
I do not hold any elective office, nor am I the deputy or employee of an elected official of the governments of the United States, Virginia or any Virginia county, city or town.
I understand that if I choose to represent a party, my information will be submitted to my local political committee for endorsement.
I understand that I must attend a training session before the first election that I serve in during each appointment term (generally every 2 years), and anytime a change is made in equipment or procedures.
I understand that I must report to my assigned polling place on Election Day by 5:00 AM, I will not be permitted to leave the polling place during the day, and I must stay after the polls close until all work is complete.
What prompted you to become an election officer with Fairfax County?*
Please be more specific:
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