Operational and Procedural Updates (Nov 2021)

To serve this election, all election officers are required to watch a Zoom class covering Operational and Procedural Updates for the November 2021 General and Special Elections.

We are hosting 14 sessions of this Zoom class in late September and early October. See below for a recording of one session hosted on Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021.

The main portion of the class is about 20 minutes. The remainder of the class is a question-and-answer session.


For a list of frequently asked questions and answers, visit the FAQs.

Quiz Instructions

If you are an election officer, you must take a quiz in the Election Officer Portal after watching the Operational and Procedural Updates training class to receive credit.

The quiz is available in the Election Officer Portal. Go to the Training tab, then scroll down to the very bottom right corner of the page, and look for a “Take quiz” link. If you have multiple quiz links, make sure you are taking the one corresponding to the “Quiz for OPU class” and not another class you may be enrolled in (such as the Election Officer Basics) class.

If you need help accessing the quiz, contact us at ElectionOfficerTraining@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-4735 (weekdays 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM).

Equipment Practice Sessions

Excited about the updates this election, but wish you could practice with the voting equipment? Don’t worry, that’s why we are hosting Equipment Practice Session open houses before election day!

We are hosting these events from Mon Oct 11 to Thu Oct 14 at the Fairfax County Government Center, Mason Governmental Center, and McLean Governmental Center.

You must use the Election Officer Portal to sign up for a timeslot. Go to the Training tab, look on the right, and click on the first “Sign up for training” button. Click the checkbox next to your preferred timeslot, then scroll down and click on the “Enroll in selected class” button.

Thanks for being a Fairfax County election officer!