Become an Officer of Election
Serve your Community on Election Day...become an Officer of Election!
Serve your community, join your friends and neighbors and earn some extra money by becoming an Officer of Election on Election Day. It takes nearly 150 Officers of Election working the 21 precincts to conduct an election in Tazewell County. Whether you are an employee, retiree, student, or stay at home spouse, your desire to be part of the election process and willingness to work is enough to qualify you for consideration.
What are the qualifications?
Be a registered voter
Be Committed to the electoral process
Must not be an elected official or employee of an elected official
Must be available to serve the entire time the polls are open on Election Day
Must be able to provide your own transportation to and from the polls on Election Day
What are the responsibilities on Election Day?
Setting Up and closing the polls
Demonstrating voting equipment
Providing voter assistance
Checking in voters
Overseeing election procedures to ensure a fair and impartial election
Assisting in certifying the votes cast at the precinct
What are the hours?
Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All Officers of Election must report to the polls by 5:00 a.m. and remain until results are reported after the close of polls at 7:00 p.m.
What is the pay?
Compensation ranges from $175 to $250 per election
Pay rate depends on the position fulfilled
Where will I be working?
When possible, Officers of Election are assigned to the polling place in which they vote
When your "home" precinct is not an option, you would be assigned to a precinct as close to home as possible.
What training is required?
Officers of Election may be required to attend instructional training prior to each election served to receive the most up-to-date information available to assist in their duties at the polls
Training sessions are held between 3 and 30 days before each election
Multiple times and dates will be offered for training to better suit your schedule
Where do I apply to become an Officer of Election?
Director of Elections/
2848 Riverside Dr
North Tazewell VA 24630
(Two Buildings past KFC/Pizza Hut from Rt 460 - Same buiilding as extension office)
PO Box 201
Tazewell VA 24651
Mon-Fri 8am til 4:00 pm