If you are a student at least 16 years old, you can participate in Clarke County’s elections by serving as a volunteer Election Page.
The Virginia General Assembly established this program in 2000 to encourage student interest in voting and provide students with opportunities to help senior citizens and people with disabilities. Election Pages make life a little easier for the Officers of Election at the voting precinct and are welcomed as valuable team members.
The Clarke County Electoral Board encourages interested high school students (age 16 and 17) to serve as Election Pages. The program combines community service with an opportunity to observe democracy in action.
Participating students may be placed according to precinct requests and usually work in pairs. Shifts are 5:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. or 2:45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Each Election Page will be presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Electoral Board following completion of service. Service may be applicable for classroom or merit-badge credit.
- Greet and direct voters to the polling area
- Provide sample ballots and/or equipment instruction guide to voters with questions
- Be aware of senior citizens and disabled voters in line and offer assistance to those with difficulty standing
- Remind voters to have their identification ready
- Monitor the curbside voting area
- Monitor prohibited area and alert the chief officer of election of violations
- Alert the chief officer of election of any problems with the building or voters
- Keep the area clean and clear of election materials inside the polling place
- Distribute “I Voted Stickers”
- Assist with the placing and removal of signs, in and around the polling site
- Must attend training
- Report to and take directions from the chief officer of election in the precinct
- Remain strictly impartial; may not discuss politics, candidates, or issues at any time
- Arrive on time; work the entire time scheduled
- May not leave the polling place without notifying the chief officer of election
- Dress appropriately in business casual attire
- May not wear any apparel, button or sticker on which a candidate’s name or a political slogan or insignia appears
- Use appropriate language and behavior at all times
- May not use cell phone, camera, music player or other electronic devices
For More Information
Students or instructors/advisors interested in the Election Page Program should contact Barbara Bosserman, General Registrar of Voters at 540-955-5168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must complete a registration form to sign-up to be an Election Page.