Election Officers needed in Virginia

Governor Youngkin is urging Virginians to sign up to be election officers in November.

Thousands of citizens are needed each year to serve as election officers, or poll workers, to ensure accurate and secure elections.

All Election Day polling locations and early voting locations need Officers of Election for every day that they are open.

To become an officer, you must be a qualified voter in Virginia.

Early voting begins Friday, September 22nd with election day November 7th.

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Clarke County offers a Citizen’s Academy

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In an effort to have residents learn more about government, Clarke County is offering a Citizen’s Academy.

The program begins in September and is designed to engage residents and elicit feedback.

The Academy meets the third Friday of each month through June from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided.

Deadline to enroll is Monday September 6 at 5 p.m. here or call (540) 955-5100.

The first meeting of this first of it’s kind academy in Clarke County is Sept. 17 for residents 18 and over.

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