Duties and Responsibilities

Duties of Election Pages

The following are the duties of election pages:

  • Alert the Chief Election Officer of any problems with the building or voters.
  • Be aware of senior citizens and disabled voters in line and offer assistance to those who are having difficulty standing.
  • Be sure voters in line are at the correct precinct by looking up names on the handheld Palm Pilot device. Provide directions to correct polling places if necessary.
  • Greet and direct voters to the polling area clearly and articulately.
  • Help keep the polling area neat. Make sure the voting booths have marking pens and are free of campaign material and litter.
  • Open doors for voters and direct voters to exits or restrooms.
  • Provide information in a second language or by signing (if qualified).
  • Provide sample ballots and voting equipment instruction guides to voters who need assistance.
  • Remind voters in line to have ID ready.

Responsibilities of Election Pages

The following are the responsibilities of election pages:

  • Report to and take direction from the Chief Election Officer in the precinct.
  • Do not handle ballots, pollbooks, or voting equipment.
  • Remain strictly impartial. Do not discuss politics, candidates or issues at any time.
  • Arrive on time. Work the entire time you have committed to work. Do not leave the polling place until dismissed by the Chief Election Officer.
  • Dress appropriately in business casual (no blue jeans, shorts, T-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.)
  • Use appropriate language and behavior at all times.
  • Do not visit with friends and neighbors while working at the polling place.
  • Do not use cell phones, pagers, cameras, music players, or other electronic devices.

More Information

Students or instructors / advisers interested in the Election Page Program should contact the Office of Elections at 703-777-0380 or sign up online.