Be an Election Day Officer in Fairfax County
Long lines at the polls. Confused voters with no one to help answer their questions. People leaving the polls without casting a ballot.
These scenes could be common in Virginia if an urgent need for election officers (also known as poll workers) is not met. Fairfax County is 500 election officers short, and the last training opportunity for election officers is Tuesday.
General Registrar Quinn has reached out to Common Cause and our coalition partners with strong warnings that the election officer shortfall is at a crisis stage. Let’s make it easy for all Virginians to vote on November 6.
To be an election officer, you must be a registered Virginia voter who does not work directly for an elected office holder.
Election officers can work a half or full day, and are paid about $100 for the day. You don’t need to be a resident of Fairfax County to sign up. If you can work, you can apply by calling: (703) 324-4735. More info at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/working.htm
If you have any questions, please contact Common Cause’s VA Election Protection Volunteer Coordinator, Michael Lore at MLore@commoncause.org.