City of Richmond seeking 200 paid Election Officers for November general election

City of Richmond seeking 200 paid Election Officers for November general election

Looking for a way to get directly involved in the election process and make a little extra money? Here’s how you can apply.

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Looking for a way to get directly involved in the election process locally and earn a little extra money? Look no further than the City of Richmond.

The Richmond Office of the General Registrar is looking for 200 Election Officers to serve during the upcoming election on November 7th. Election Officers, according to city officials, are critical to ensuring that elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner so that the outcome reflects the will of the citizens of Richmond.

The city is seeking dedicated individuals that are registered to vote in the Commonwealth, are patient, and enjoy working with people to apply to serve as a Richmond Election Officer. Election Officers are paid $130.00 for their work for the day.

Duties on Election Day may include:

  • Arranging a voting location (polling place)
  • Greeting and helping manage the flow of voters
  • Setting up voting equipment and preparing voting location/polling place for voting
  • Helping determine if voters are qualified to vote and process them in the voter pollbook
  • Admitting voters to voting machines
  • Tallying results
  • Packing up supplies
  • Reporting to voting location/polling place (the time can vary, but never later than 5:15 AM) and staying until done (this can sometimes be as late as 9:00 or 10:00 PM)

All new Election Officers must complete a basic training class that will be held in September and October. Election Officers completing basic training will be paid $15.00.

Applications can be obtained from the Richmond Office of the General Registrar, located in Richmond City Hall at 900 East Broad Street, Room 105 (first floor). You can also apply online.

For more information, contact the Richmond Office of the General Registrar at 804.646.5950.

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