Officers of Election

Want to earn extra money for yourself OR fundraise for a non-profit organization OR join your neighbors and become a precinct official on election day.

An election official is required to work either as a Republican or Democrat. If you are interested in being appointed as an election official for the County of Henrico, please complete the form by clicking the link.

Online Application Form for Officer of Election

To become an Election Official in Henrico 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
  • File an OATH with General Registrar’s office
  • Available to serve the entire time the polls are open on election day.

The Henrico County Electoral Board is responsible for conducting elections in our county. The County of Henrico currently operates 93 voting precincts.

Approximately 1,100 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.

Hours of Work * Location of Work * Payment * Training * Responsibilities

Hours to Work: 5.00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

Where to Work:

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


  • Compensation for services as an election official of Henrico County ranges from $225.00 to $300.00 per election.
  • Pay rate depends on position fulfilled.


  • Election officials may be 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.
  • Training sessions are held two weeks prior to each election. Operations staff will schedule you to attend a convenient training session in your area.


  • Setting up and closing the polls
  • Demonstrating voting equipment
  • Issuing ballots to voter
  • Overseeing election procedures to ensure a fair and impartial election
  • Assisting in certifying the number of votes cast at the precinct

Contact Us

Voter Registration and Elections

Western Government Center
4305 E. Parham Rd.
Admin Building AnnexRoom 105
Henrico, VA 23228

Eastern Government Center
3820 Nine Mile Rd
Room 100
Henrico, VA 23223

(804) 501-4347

(804) 501-5081

[email protected]

[email protected]

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

[email protected] is the email address for the public to communicate with the Henrico County Electoral Board.

Google Translate Icon