Volunteer – Officer of Elections

March 30, 2021
Hanover, VA
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This is a sworn appointment by the Hanover County Electoral Board. The volunteer enforces and safe guards the election process by the Virginia Code • 24.2 to ensure a fair and impartial election. This will include but not limited to:

  • Assisting in certifying the number of votes cast at the precinct
  • Attending all required training
  • Demonstrating voting equipment
  • Issuing ballots to voter
  • Setting up and closing the polls

The Hanover County Electoral Board is responsible for conducting elections in our county. The County of Hanover currently operates 37 voting precincts.
Approximately 200 election officials serve during each election held in the county representing the Democratic and Republican parties.
Election officials must provide their own transportation to and from the polls on Election Day

To become an Officer of Election in Hanover County, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Be 18 years old by the next general election
  • Have had your voting rights restored if you have ever been convicted of a felony
  • Have had your capacity restored if you have ever been declared mentally incapacitated in a Circuit Court.

Those appointed must be:

  • Qualified voter of the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Committed to the electoral process
  • Available to serve the entire time the polls are open on Election Day.


Hours: 5.00 a.m. until the last ballot is counted.

  • The polls are open from 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • All election officials must report to the polls at 5:00 a.m. and remain until results are reported to the Hanover County Electoral Board after the polls close at 7:00 p.m.

Every effort is made to assign election officials to a polling place in which they vote or as close to their home as possible.


  • Election officials are required to attend instructional training prior to each election to receive the most up-to-date information available to assist them in their duties at the polls.
  • No special education or experience necessary.
  • We will train you. Training sessions are held in the month prior to each election. The General Registrar staff will schedule you to attend a training session.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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