One of the benefits of electing a Republican Governor last year is that on Election Day, November 8, all Election Chiefs at the 264 precincts across Fairfax County can be Republicans. But we need 100 more Republican Election Chiefs to staff all 264 precincts. You can help! If you’ve served as an Election Officer in the past, PLEASE consider being an Election Chief this year.
The Fairfax County Office of Elections is committed to ensuring that all new Chiefs receive adequate training so they can be successful. Here is a link for a webinar recently held by the Office of Elections for all potential Election Chiefs: https://training.electionofficers.com/nov-2022/qa-possible-chiefs.
The former General Registrar of the Fairfax County Office of Elections and the Fairfax Electoral Board did not obtain legally required oaths that attest to the proper printing and delivery of the ballots for the 2021 election, until months after that election occurred. Some oaths required by law may not have been obtained at all for 2021 or earlier elections. These oaths, required from the printer and from the Electoral Board representatives overseeing the printer, are important parts of the Chain of Custody documentation for ballots in every election.
The new General Registrar, Eric Spicer, began serving on March 28, 2022 after being appointed by the Fairfax County Electoral Board to replace the former General Registrar Scott Konopasek. The Electoral Board accepted Konopasek’s resignation on March 24. Spicer previously served as the Elections Manager in Fairfax for almost five years. Previously he had been the Election Administrator for twenty-one years for the City of Alexandria.
The Fairfax County Office of Elections is looking to hire seasonal, hourly employees in the following areas: in-person absentee voting at satellite locations (about 40 people needed); processing mailed absentee ballots (about 200 people needed); and other office opportunities (limited people needed).
Pay is approximately $14 per hour. According to the Office of Elections, “Candidates will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis”