Election Day Service for High School Students
If you are a student at least 16 years old, you can participate in Loudoun County elections as an Election Page. If you are 18 years old or will be 18 on or before the day of the November election, you can serve as a paid Officer of Election. For more information, view the Student Programs Brochure
The Loudoun County Electoral Board
encourages interested high school students to serve as election pages. This program combines community service with an opportunity to observe democracy in action. Students who are bilingual or have sign language skills are especially valuable.
Participating students are placed according to home addresses into neighborhood precincts and usually work in pairs. Suggested hours are 5:30 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm. However, a shorter shift (minimum of three hours) can be arranged.
Upon completion of service, the Electoral Board presents each election page with a Certificate of Appreciation. Service may be applicable for classroom or merit-badge credit.
Election pages are required to attend a one-hour training session of how to use the Palm Pilot look-up device. These training sessions are scheduled for evenings and Saturdays in the weeks leading up to the election. Students can attend any session that fits their schedule.
High school seniors who will be 18 years old on or before the day of the November election are eligible to register to vote and serve as sworn Officers of Election in November and for Federal primary elections in the year they turn 18.
Officers of Election generally work the entire day (5:00 am to approximately 8:30 pm). They check in voters, set up and operate the voting equipment, and close the polls and ascertain the results from the precinct. Attendance at a two-hour general training session is mandatory, and training on use of the voting equipment and laptop-based electronic pollbook systems may be required.
Election officers are paid $100 for a full day of service plus $20 for each training session attended.
For More Information
Students or instructors / advisors interested in the Election Page Program should contact Brandi Brookhouse, Electoral Board Secretary, at e-mail