The Prince William County Office of Elections is looking for area high school students to volunteer on Election Day in November.
According to a release, student volunteers are needed at polling places throughout Election Day, to work as Election Pages.
“In 2000 The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia enacted legislation (Va. Code § 24.2-604H). This provided local electoral boards and school authorities the ability to establish a program for high school students which is ‘designed to stimulate the students’ interest in elections and registering to vote, provide assistance to the officers of election, and ensure the safe entry and exit of elderly and disabled voters from the polling place,’” stated a release.
The office is looking for high school government students or bi-lingual Spanish students that are enrolled in a Spanish class or Spanish Honor Society, 16-years or older, to participate in this year’s Electoral Page Program, stated a release.
“This program is open to students in any Prince William County Public School, private schools located in Prince William County and all home schooled students who reside in Prince William County,” stated a release.
To take part in the program, students need to submit an application and get instructor approval, according to a release. If students are selected, they will receive training, so that they’ll be prepared for Election Day, according to a release.
Students can apply here, or request an application from the Office of Elections or their high school.
The application will be available until September 30.