Student Election Page Program

 Election Day Participation for High School Government Students

Voter Registration & Elections encourages students to participate as an Election Page during November Elections. This program is ideal for students who display a strong work ethic, a desire to learn more about the electoral process, and wish to earn service hours.  

As An Election Page, You Will...

  • ​Serve an 8-hour shift in one of Virginia Beach’s 100 polling locations under the direct supervision of the Chief Election Official. Half day shifts have been created for this program. Double shifts are not an option. Shift preference will be considered along with polling location staffing needs.

  • Assist Election Officials by setting up the polling location, directing voters, assisting elderly, and disabled voter, and distributing information.

  • Utilize look-up device to look up voters on an electronic hand-held device.

  • May observe, but may not handle ballots, check-in voters on the pollbooks, operate voting machines, or tally results.

  • Arrive on time and remain at the polling location during your assigned shift. Only two student pages per shift per precinct will be placed.

  • Maintain impartiality while serving, not discussing politics, candidates, or issues.

  • Dress appropriately (no shorts, sweats, or t-shirts, athletic wear).

  • Always use appropriate language and behavior.

  • Not receive compensation for serving. Teachers may give classroom or service credit as predetermined by the school.

  • Are required to take the Election Page Oath administered on Election Day.

  • Must make arrangements for own transportation to and from training as well as on Election Day.


  • ​Enrolled in a high school government class.

  • Applications will not be accepted without teacher's signature.

  • If you are under the age of 18, you must have the approval of your parent/guardian.

  • Citizen of the United States and Commonwealth of Virginia.

 Required Training

  • ​1-hour training class at Virginia Beach Convention Center.

  • Must arrive 15 minutes before class to sign in. Doors will close when class begins.

  • Students who arrive late will not be allowed into training and therefore not eligible to participate in the program.

  • After completion of training, each student will receive an email with their assignment letter.


  • ​In recognition of your service, you will be given a "Certificate of Appreciation" following the election.

  • Certificates will be provided to the school coordinator along with a list of participants who attended training and served on Election Day.


​To avoid processing delays, complete online, and then print to collect signatures.

Return application by fax at (757) 385-5632, mail to P.O. Box 6247, Virginia Beach, VA 23456-0247 or hand deliver to Voter Registration & Elections, 2449 Princess Anne Rd. Bldg. 14, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 or sent by the teacher through inter-office mail. Click here to apply.

Application will be active 60 days before each November Election.

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