Polling Place Etiquette

As an election officer, it is vitally important to always be professional and polite in the polling place. Always ask before assisting a voter - sometimes, they may not want assistance. Be mindful of your verbal and non-verbal communication at all times.

You should never tell a voter that they cannot vote; instead, direct them to the Chief or Assistant Chief, who can assist them and offer a provisional ballot as needed.

Do not touch voters without their permission.

Avoid all political topics, especially anything that may be on the ballot, whether or not voters are present in the room. We all have personal political opinions but remember that on election day it’s your job to assist voters while remaining impartial!

Always be aware of your words and actions. You are representing Fairfax County! If you have any questions or are unsure of what is acceptable, contact us before or on election day.