Making Democracy Work

LWVFA Member Volunteers

LWVFA Member Volunteers for our Community Elections and Voter Education Drives: We need you!

Voter Registration Drives

LWV of the Fairfax Area registers voters. We welcome new members to join us. In order to register voters, one must do the following:

1. Voter Registration Volunteers The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area seeks volunteers to register voters at various locations across the county. We held over 35 Voter Registration events in the fall of 2016. We will schedule more for 2017.

Registering voters requires official training. Here's more information:

1. Complete the Third Party Voter Registration Training http://elections.virginia.gov/registration/registration-drives/training-video.html.

2. Underneath the PowerPoint slide show, on the same web page, there is an instruction in green italics. Be sure to click on it to go to the Survey Monkey questionnaire, which is the affidavit. After you have completed it, your name will be entered into the database for this year.

3. Voter Registration Application Request and Affidavit: Complete this at the end of the training.

League Members and Voter Registration Drives

Every voter registration drive must have at least one League member. Join by clicking here.

LWVFA Member Volunteers

Community Election Volunteers The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area seeks volunteers from our members for Community Elections to count ballots. Community elections are important fundraisers for our League. Please click here to volunteer for the LWVFA Community Elections.

Voter Registration Volunteers The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area seeks volunteers to register voters at various locations across the county. We held 35 voter registration drives in the fall of 2016.

Candidate Forum Volunteers Each fall, LWV Fairfax holds Candidate Forums. We are organizing the Fall 2017 forums. We will need a few volunteers for the 2017. Interested? Contact Beth Tudan at league@lwv-fairfax.org.

High School Volunteers

Are you a high school student seeking community service hours or a government teacher whose students need them? If so, you've come to the right place! We welcome your help at our non-partisan Candidate Forums aka Meet and Greets. They are held each fall across the county.

For more, go to our High School Volunteers Community Service Page.

If you are interesting in volunteering, please email the Beth Tudan, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, at league@lwv-fairfax.org.

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed active citizen participation in government. We register people to vote, educate voters about changes in the law such as photo ID, and push for non-partisan political redistricting.

Fairfax County Election Officers Sought

Election Officers Needed!

The Fairfax County Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year.

View the "Being a Fairfax County Election Officer"

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 office at (703) 324-4735. You can also email elect@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit the Fairfax County Office of Elections website. for more information.