Richmond to hire 200 election officers

Richmond to hire 200 election officers

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Office of the General Registrar is looking for 200 election officers for this November's election.

"Dedicated individuals that are registered to vote in Virginia, who take pride in their work, are patient, and enjoy working with people are invited and encouraged to apply to serve as a Richmond Election Officer," the city said in a press release on Friday.

Pay for the positions start at $130 for the day.

Duties 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"
  • Admit 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 a.m.) and staying until done (this can sometimes be as late as 10 p.m.)

New officers must complete a paid basic training class that is held in September and October. Officers who complete training will be paid $15.

Applications are taken online and at the Office of the General Registrar at City Hall on 900 E. Broad Street, Room 105.

Election Day is Nov. 6.

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