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Be A Voting Officer

The Petersburg Electoral Board is responsible for conducting elections. The City of Petersburg operates 7 voting precincts.

Approximately 100 election officials are appointed to serve during each election held in the city representing the Democratic and Republican parties.

An election official's responsibilities include:

  • Setting up/closing the polls
  • Demonstrating voting equipment
  • Issuing ballots to voter
  • Providing assistance to voters if needed
  • Overseeing election procedures to ensure a fair and impartial election
  • Assist certifying the number of votes cast at the precinct

Those appointed must be:

  • Eligible voter of the Commonwealth
  • Committed to the electoral process
  • Of strong moral character
  • Available to serve the entire time the polls are open on election day, approx. 5:00am. - 9:00pm
  • Compensation for service as an election official for Petersburg ranges from $120.00 beginner to $200.00 + per election, $10.00 (+) for training included in pay..

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 must provide their own transportation to/from the polls on election day.

All election officials must report to the polls at 5:00 a.m. and remain until results are reported to the Petersburg Electoral Board after the close of the polls at 7:00 p.m.

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.

If you are interested in being appointed as an election official, please inquire at (804) 733-8071 or by email at petersburgelections@comcast.net