Election Officers

On Election Day more than 1.4 million Americans work at the polls-but more are needed! By working at the polls you will be supporting the democratic values on which our nation was built.

Serving as an election officer is a rewarding way to participate in your government and help us ensure a fair and well-organized voting process. King George County needs approximately 50 dependable and committed citizens to serve as election officers in its 5 precincts for each General Election.


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

Election Day responsibilities

Election Officers are required to...

  • Arrive at the polling place at 5:00 am 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.
  • Admit voters to voting machines
  • Secure voting machines (Code of Virginia, §24.2-1009: Stealing or tampering with ballot containers, voting or registration equipment, software, records or document is a Class 5 felony).
  • Close the polling place

Stand-by (Alternate) Officers...

  • May be called prior to Election Day to fill in for officers who cannot serve.


Each election officer is required to attend a training class, Chief and Assistant Chief election officers are required by the Code of Virginia, § 24.2-115, to attend training prior to every election in which they serve. A class will be held a week before the election. In addition to the Chief and Assistant Chief attending classes the Chief Officer is responsible for returning materials to the Registrar's Office on election night.

Where will I be working?

Whenever possible, Election Officers are assigned to their "home" precinct. However, if there are no vacancies at your polling place, you may be assigned to a nearby precinct.

What will I be paid?

Your pay will depend on the duty you perform at your precinct.

How to apply

If you would like to apply to serve as a King George County election officer please e-mail us:  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  with the following information: your full name, current address, daytime telephone number and your date of birth. This information is necessary in order to verify your voter registration. Also please indicate whether you would prefer to represent either the Democratic party or the Republican party on Election day, as mandated by the Code of Virginia, §24.2-115, Appointment, qualifications, and term of officers of election. You may also apply by calling the Voter Registration Office at (540) 775-9186.

The King George County Electoral Board greatly appreciates those citizens who help us to make our elections work!

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