Online Training

Election 101 Trainings
Overview of Election Officer Roles

This interactive training provided by the Virginia Department of Elections covers the basics about elections in Virginia and roles of election officers. Please note that some terms or procedures might be different in Arlington.  


Election Security

Election Officers play an important role in ensuring safe, secure, and accessible elections. How We Secure Elections is an interactive presentation that shows a video from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission discussing the role registration, physical security, poll workers and voting equipment play in ensuring safe, accurate, fair, and accessible elections. 

Accessible Elections

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), in partnership with the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family National Center for Accessible Media at GBH (NCAM) released a training series for election officials and poll workers on making voting more accessible to the 38.3 million eligible voters with disabilities.  

The series’ lessons incorporate not only physical accessibility, such as creating accessible polling places, but also promote ways election administrators can create accessible websites, social media, other electronic communications, and forums. The full series can be viewed online.

Below are videos recommended for election officers in Arlington. Videos are 7-8 minutes. 

  • Understanding Disability - Explains the concepts involved with disability and why various accessibility options at polling places are essential to those voters.
  • Interacting with People with Disabilities... and Everyone - Explains how to speak and interact with people with disabilities throughout the election process, and how they communicate and navigate physical spaces.
  • Assistive Technology - Explains what assistive technology is, the wide-ranging types of available tools, election-related uses for assistive technology, and the basic functions of common assistive technology.
  • Physical Considerations in the Polling Place - Explains the basic requirements for an accessible polling place and some recommendations to enhance accessibility.

June 18, 2024 Dual Primary Materials
Election Equipment Training Videos

The links in the tabs below will open a YouTube video in a separate window.