The City of Alexandria is looking for citizens interested in serving as election officials.
Officials are expected to report to work at 4:45 a.m. on Election Day and perform a variety of tasks, including preparing a polling place for voting, setting up voting equipment, demonstrating voting procedures, closing polling stations and certifying the work done at polling locations.
To apply, you must be a registered voter in Virginia, be willing to attend a training class, be available to work the entirety of Election Day and be responsible, good-humored and enjoy serving the public.
Chief officers will be compensated $200 for their work on Election Day. Assistant chiefs will be paid $125 and election officers will receive $100.
Alexandria is expected to have a heavy ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election, including races for president, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, mayor, city council, school board and potentially the 45th district state delegate seat. Citizens will also vote on two proposed amendments to Virginia’s constitution.
If interested in applying, visit the city’s Voter Registration Office at 132 N. Royal St., Suite 100. You will have to take an oath and fill out forms.
The city has posted fliers in buildings and coffee shops around town where citizens can scan a QR code to apply. Just look for the flier with an apple pie.
Citizens can also apply online on the city’s website.