Officer of Election

Actively Participate in the Electoral Process

Become an active participant in the electoral process. Serve as an officer of election for Chesterfield County and work the polls on election day to help ensure fair and accurate elections. View a short video produced by the Virginia Department of Elections.

Right to Serve Protected

Any person who serves as a member of a local electoral board, an assistant general registrar, or an officer of election shall neither be discharged from employment, nor have any adverse personnel action taken against [them], nor shall [they] be required to use sick leave or vacation time, as a result of [their] absence from employment due to such service, provided [they] gave reasonable notice to [their] employer of such service {Virginia Code Section 24.2-119.1}.

A confirmation letter for working election day can be provided upon request.


If you have questions, contact the Elections Manager by email, by calling 804-748-1149 or visit the General Registrar's Office (9848 Lori Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832).

  1. Qualifications


To serve as an officer of election you must:

  • Be a registered voter of the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Enjoy meeting people and serving the public
  • Be able to take direction, pay attention to detail and not be easily distracted
  • Be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Be able to lift 40 pounds with assistance
  • Be available to work on election day from 5 a.m. until all the results have been tabulated and reported
  • Not hold elected office or be the employee of an elected official

View Officer of Elections Basics on the Virginia Department of Elections site for further information. 

  1. Responsibilities
  1. Applying
  1. Training
  1. Equipment Training Videos
  1. Election Day Assignments and Expectations

Officer of Election Interest Form