How to Become an Election Officer

Are you interested in serving as a precinct officer?


  • You cannot hold elected office or be the employee of an elected official.
  • You must be a registered voter in the Commonwealth.
  • You must be able to take direction, pay attention to detail and not be easily distracted.
  • You must be able to work the entire day on Election Day.
  • You must enjoy meeting people and serving the public.


  • Arrive at the polling place at 5 a.m. on Election Day and remain until all tallies have been completed.
  • Set up voting equipment and prepare the polling place for voting.
  • Process voters by checking names on list of registered voters.
  • Tally results, secure voting machines and close the polling place.


  • Officer - $125
  • Assistant Officer - $140
  • Chief Officer - $190
  • Attend meeting - add $25


Contact the Voter Registrar's Office at 757-727-6218.