Sign up below for a scheduled Poll Watcher Training Class!

ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES WITH TRAINER: Most classes are offered online via Zoom from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. All Poll Watcher Zoom classes are designed for beginners or for review for experienced poll watchers.

IN-PERSON CLASSES: In-person classes are limited to 21 attendees. All In-Person classes are held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Fairfax County Republican Committee Headquarters at 4246 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax VA. 22030.

CENTRAL ABSENTEE PRECINCT: If you want to observe the processing and scanning of absentee ballots, sign up for one of the four Central Absentee Precinct (CAP) classes. You must take the CAP class to be a Poll Watcher at the CAP. 

CANVASSING: If you want to volunteer to observe the canvassing of precinct documents following the election, sign up for one of the two Precinct Canvassing classes. Any member of the public can attend Precinct Canvassing.

PRE-RECORDED VIDEO CLASSES WITH REVIEW QUESTIONS FOR SELF-STUDY: If you have been a Poll Watcher in the past two years and worked two or more shifts in 2022 or 2023, you can take the series of 8 short “on-demand” pre-recorded video lessons and self-study questions to help you review. You can take any of these 8 lessons at any time. Contact  if you’re experienced and we will send you the link! It’s easy and convenient.

Questions? Contact Barbara Tengs at or call the Poll Watcher scheduling line at 703-397-8129.

Training Date and TimeInstructional ModeSign Up
Class 1|Poll Watcher Training | Monday, August 28|7:00-9:00 p.m.ZoomCompleted
Class 2| Poll Watcher Training | Wednesday, August 30|7:00-9:00 p.m.ZoomCompleted
Class 3| Poll Watcher Training |Wednesday September 6 |7:00-9:00 p.m.ZoomCompleted
Class 4 | Poll Watcher Training In-Person| Saturday, September 9|2:00-4:00 p.m.In-PersonCompleted
Class 5| Poll Watcher Training | Monday, September 11 |7:00-9:00 p.m.ZoomCompleted
Class 5A| NEW IN-PERSON PW TRAINING | Tuesday September 12 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.In-PersonCompleted
Class 6 | Poll Watcher Training | Thursday, September 14 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 6A | NEW IN-PERSON PW TRAINING | Sunday, September 17 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.In-Personsign-up
Class 7| Poll Watcher Training| Monday, September 18 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 7A | NEW IN-PERSON PW TRAINING | Tuesday September 19 | 2:00-4:00 p.m.In-Personsign-up
Class 8 | Central Absentee Precinct Poll Watcher Training | Wednesday September 20 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 8A | NEW IN-PERSON PW TRAINING | Thursday September 21 | 2:00-4:00 p.mIn-Personsign-up
Class 8B | NEW IN-PERSON PW TRAINING | Sunday,  September 24 | 2:00-4:00 p.mIn-Personsign-up
Class 9 | Poll Watcher Training | Tuesday, September 26 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 10 |Central Absentee Precinct Poll Watcher Training| Thursday, September 28|7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 11 | Poll Watcher Training | Tuesday, October 3 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 12 | Central Absentee Precinct Poll Watcher Training| Wednesday, October 4 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 13 | Poll Watcher Training | Thursday, October 5 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 14| Poll Watcher Training| Tuesday, October 10 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 15 | Poll Watcher Training | Thursday, October 12 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 16 |Central Absentee Precinct Poll Watcher Training| Saturday October 21 |2:00-4:00 p.m.In-Personsign-up
Class 17 | Poll Watcher Training| Monday, October 23 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 18 |Poll Watcher Training | Wednesday, October 25|7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 19| Canvassing Election Results Observer Training | Monday, October 30 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 20 | Poll Watcher Training | Thursday, November 2 |7:00-9:00 p.m.Zoomsign-up
Class 21 | Canvassing Election Results Observer Training | Friday, November 3|7:00-9:00 p.m.

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