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 108 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.

  • 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, t-shirts, or 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.

  • Take the Election Page Oath administered on Election Day.

  • Be responsible for own transportation to and from training as well as on Election Day.

  • Not be able to switch shifts after being assigned without prior authorization from Voter Registration & Elections Student Page Coordinator. 


 Eligibility

  • ​Enrolled in a high school government class.

  • 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.

  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted, including missing signatures.


 Required Training

  • ​1-hour training class at Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library.

  • 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.


 Recognition

  • ​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.


 Application

​Application will be active 60 days before each November Election.


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