Students Volunteer to Work at the Polls on Election Day

School News
November 05, 2018
Woodson poll workers
Woodson High students have volunteered to work at the polls on Election Day.

FCPS high school students have volunteered to work at the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, as part of the county’s High School Election Page Program. Included are students from Madison High, South County High, and Woodson High Schools.

Woodson U.S. Government students got involved to learn more about the election process and will have a front row seat to the midterm elections.  Prior to working the election, all student volunteers received training from Fairfax County election officials on how to arrange the voting equipment and other materials necessary to conduct the election, how to help voters with special needs, and election procedures. They will then work a full eight-hour shift as a volunteer at one of the county’s 243 polling locations, earning community service hours while getting an inside look at the democratic process.

Student volunteers are required to be enrolled in a high school government class, be at least 16 years old, and be fluent in English and one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, or Korean.

More than 5,000 pages have participated in the Fairfax County High School Election Page Program during the 18 years it has been in existence.