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Officers of Election are required to complete training prior to working in his/her first election. This training requirement repeats every three years with the start of a new term of service (i.e. March 1, 2019 to February 28, 2022) or when a new law is in effect.
Payments are issued by the Chesterfield County Payroll Department within approximately 3-5 weeks after each election. Payments include service for election day plus any training class attended.
The Chief or Deputy Chief Officer will contact you approximately 30 days prior to each election to confirm your availability to work. If you are a new Officer, you will be contacted by the Registrar's Office with a precinct assignment. Find out more about Officer's of Election.
Each Officer of Election is assigned to work at his/her voting "home" precinct whenever possible; however, if there are no vacancies at the home precinct, a nearby precinct may be assigned. Find out more about Officer's of Election.
All Officers of Election are eligible to vote by Absentee Ballot, whether assigned to his/her home precinct or not. Officers may request an absentee ballot be mailed to his/her home or take advantage of In-Person Absentee Voting and vote before Election Day. Find out more about Officer's of Election.
Election Officials will arrive at their assigned polling place no later than 5 AM, and MUST remain until everyone in line at 7 PM has cast their ballot, all election results have been reported, and all election supplies and equipment are stored properly for pick up the following day. Find out more about Officer's of Election.
Election Officials are asked to wear appropriate dress. No blue jeans/denim, shorts, sweat clothes, t-shirts and absolutely no political paraphernalia, including items or accessories that display candidate information or part preference.