Virginia Beach officials in search of poll workers

Virginia Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Officials from Virginia Beach’s Voter Registration & Elections office are looking to hire local residents to serve as poll workers on Election Day.

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These workers are responsible for things such as checking in registered voters, assisting with paperwork, tallying results, as well as other election-related duties. All poll workers will receive training before Election Day.

In order to be a poll worker, one must meet the following requirements:

  • You are eligible to serve as an Election Official if you are a registered voter of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • You cannot hold an elected office or be the employee of an elected official. 
  • Must attend a November Election training session.
  • Be able to speak, read and write English.
  • Have patience when interacting with a variety of people during a long day.
  • You must not engage in any political conversation with voters and/or fellow Election Officials. Communicate no bias or opinions on the election or candidates at the polling location.
  • Election Officials work for the Electoral Board and follow the guidelines and standards that lead to exceptional customer service in guiding citizens to a successful and positive voting experience.
  • Must be willing to do what is necessary to maintain and secure voting environment.

Poll workers are paid $172 for attending training and working on Election Day.

Those interested in applying are asked to contact Voter Registration & Elections at 757-385-8683 or by email to electiontraining@vbgov.com before August 30. In addition, interested applicants can complete an Online Interest Form or print and complete the Election Official Appointment Form at www.vbgov.com/voter.

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