Be a Precinct Election Officer

Page updated on Jul 19, 2021 at 9:55 AM

Get involved in the a City of Alexandria Election Officer! 

The Alexandria Electoral Board compiled this information to alert registered voters about the opportunity to get involved in the elections process and assist in maintaining our democracy.

There are 30 precincts in the City of Alexandria, each requiring a minimum of 5 election officers. These officers are needed to maintain a high level of service throughout Election Day.

If you are interested in serving as an election officer, please call us at 703-746-4050 or send an email to

Get Involved

More than 200 election officers are needed to conduct each election (and as many as 500 for the Presidential Election). Alexandria enjoys an excellent reputation for conducting honest and efficient elections. The City needs your help to maintain this tradition.


  • Chief Officer $225 
  • Assistant Chief Officer $150 
  • Election Officer $125
  • In addition, there is a small ($25) stipend for training.


  • You are a registered voter in Virginia. 
  • You are civic-minded with basic computer user skills.
  • You must attend a training class prior to Election Day. 
  • You must be available to work the entire day on Election Day. 


  • Report for work at 4:45 a.m. on Election Day. 
  • Prepare the polling place for voting. 
  • Set up voting equipment. 
  • Demonstrate voting procedures. 
  • Verify voter registrations. 
  • Close polling place. 
  • Certify the results of the precinct. 


Primary elections are held (if needed) on the second Tuesday in June; General elections are held every November, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday. Work one or both according to your schedule. 

Polling Place Locations

Polling places are located in public buildings, schools, churches, and synagogues. We try to assign you to locations close to your home.


You are required to attend an instruction class prior to each election.

City of Alexandria Electoral Board

  • Jack Powers, Secretary
  • Bruce A. Brown, Chairman
  • Mary Lyman, Vice-Chair

Get involved in the a City of Alexandria Election Officer!