8/8/2017 - Become an Officer of Election

Montgomery County needs you! Support your country while earning a little extra income as an Officer of Elections! If your employer has a community interaction program, you can get paid while volunteering as an Officer of Elections! Ask your Employer today!

Montgomery County pays $150.00 for Election Day plus $25.00 to attend training. We do not utilize split shifts, so your assignment would last the full day (with breaks). Officers of Election must arrive at the polling place by 5:00 am and must stay until all closing tasks have been completed. The polls close at 7:00 pm, and closing tasks usually take about 1 to 1½ hours.

Because Officers are not allowed to leave the polling place during work hours, you must either pack meals or have someone drop off food. Most polling places have access to a refrigerator and microwave. At some locations, the Officers have a pot luck meal which you may participate in if you wish. Once assigned a precinct for work, you’ll be able to contact your Chief Officer for details.

  • Morning tasks include: arranging tables and chairs, hanging signs, and setting up poll books and voting machines
  • During voting hours: Officers work at several positions: Poll book Officer, Ballot Distribution Officer, Marking Booth Officer, and Voting Machine Officer
  • After the polls close: there are several tasks which must be completed before Officers can go home, including completing paperwork, shutting down and packing up the voting equipment, and tidying up the polling space

Related documents:

Oath or Affirmation

Response to Appointment


Montgomery County
Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Ste. 1F
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Phone: (540) 382-5741
Fax: (540) 381-6811
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Hours: Mon.-Fri.,
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.