Working at the Polls

Are you interested in serving as an officer of elections? Their duties include:

  • Arrive at the polling place at 5 AM on Election Day and remain until all tallies have been completed
  • Process voters by checking names on list of registered voters
  • Set up voting equipment and prepare the polling place for voting
  • Tally results, secure voting machines and close the polling place

To qualify becoming an officer of an election, you must:

  • be a registered voter in the Commonwealth,
  • be able to take direction, pay attention to detail and not be easily distracted,
  • be able to work the entire day on Election Day,
  • enjoy meeting people and serving the public and
  • cannot hold elected office or be the employee of an elected official.

Election officers also get paid for their time and service!

  • Chief Officer: $170
  • Assistant Officer: $135
  • Officer: $110

Still want to help out in your spare time? We also have volunteer opportunities. Please contact the Voter Registrar for more details.

Contact Us

  1. Voter Registrar
    City Hall, 6th Floor
    2400 Washington Ave.
    Newport News, VA 23607


    Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM