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Voters' Guide

Voters' Guides

Want to be an informed voter, but you are looking for a non-partisan resource? Then learn more about the Congressional Candidates and their positions in the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Voters' Guide published each fall in the Fairfax Times. Our 2015 guide will be ready in October after the candidates have answered questions.

For a historical perspective, check out these past Voters' Guides from 2014:

The November 2014 LWVFA Voters Guide

Are you a voter in Virginia's Eighth Congressional District? Then be informed! Read the candidates' bios and find out their positions on key issues in the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area's Voters' Guide

Do you know where the candidates in the 10th Congressional District stand? Read all about it in the LWVFA Voters' Guide.

Interested in learning more about the 11th Congressional District Candidates and their positions, then you need to read the Fall 2014 LWVFA Voters' Guide!

Interested in the US Senate Race in Virginia? Click here to read the candidates' bios and answers to LWVFA's questions.

Will you have the proper photo ID to vote? Learn what Photo Voter ID to bring to the poll here.

Fairfax County Office of Elections Seeking Election Officials at Polling Stations

Fairfax County Office of Election is seeking League members to serve as Election Officers a few days a year, including the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Election Officers are needed at each of the 240 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters.

In order to be an Election Officer, you must:

  • Be fluent in English
  • Be a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Be able to fulfill the Federal I-9 employment eligibility requirements
  • Attend a 3-hour training class
  • Arrive at the polling place at 5:00 am and remain until all work has been completed after the polls close at 7pm
  • Have basic computer skills

The Election Officer's main priority is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election process. A typical Election Day consists of:

  • arriving one hour before polls open to set up voting equipment

  • hanging up pertinent signage

  • preparing the polling room for voting

  • processing voters throughout the day

  • assisting with operating voting equipment

  • securing voting equipment and closing down the polling place at the end of the day.

Election Officers are offered a stipend of $175 for serving a full day. We especially encourage bilingual citizens to serve as we need language assistance in many precincts. Residency in Fairfax County is not required. It is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the election process or public service, and we need civic-minded individuals to help make Election Day a success!

To apply, call the Fairfax County Office of Elections at (703) 324-4735. You can also email elect@fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.