The Arlington County Electoral Board appointed Linda Lindberg General Registrar for Arlington County in 2003. Her first election management experience was as an Arlington County poll worker in 1992, and in 1994 she joined the staff of the Office of Voter Registration as Deputy Registrar. The Office of Voter Registration, where she serves as chief administrator, is responsible for maintaining Arlington’s list of registered voters and conducting elections.
Since 1995, Linda has served three separate terms as co-chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (MWCOG) Election Officials Technical Committee, comprised of election administrators from MWCOG member jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She is active in the Voter Registrars’ Association of Virginia and has provided assistance on a number of special projects and task forces for both the Virginia State Board of Elections, where she is currently serving on the Virginia Election and Registration Information System (VERIS) Change Control Committee, and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
In addition, Linda is a member of the Election Center/National Association of Election Officials and the American Society of Public Administrators.
Prior to working for Arlington County, Linda worked in arts administration for about 15 years, managing ticketing operations for the Ohio Theater in Columbus, the San Antonio Festival, and the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville. She later worked for a vendor and facilitated the implementation and support of automated ticketing systems for a number of clients throughout this country and abroad, including the Kennedy Center and the City of Birmingham, England. Born in Wisconsin into an Air Force family, throughout her childhood and early career she lived in seven different states before settling in Virginia in the late 1980s.
In addition to a Master of Public Administration degree from George Mason University, she holds a bachelor’s degree in theater and arts management from Miami University (Ohio) and is a Virginia Registered Election Official. Linda lives in South Arlington with her husband, Bo, a massage therapist. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and trying to learn her husband’s native language, Swedish.