Working the Polls


Officers of Election are required to:

  • Assist in the ascertainment of votes cast at the precinct
  • Set up voting equipment and prepare the polling place for voting
  • Look up voters by checking names on the Electronic Pollbook (EPB)
  • Issue ballots to voters
  • Oversee election procedures to ensure a fair and impartial election
  • Provide voter assistance
  • Close the polling place at 7:00 PM and remain until all closing duties have been completed.


Officers of Election must be able to:

  • Work on Election Day from 5:00 AM to approximately 9:00 PM 
  • Remain at the polling place during this time (except for an emergency)
    • Bring food, drinks, medication and other items to get through working election day


If you have any questions, contact Missy Vera at 804-751-2247, the Registrar by email, or visit:
General Registrar’s Office
9848 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832