Absentee voting begins Sept. 20

vote-flag-logoIn-person absentee voting for the Nov. 5 General Election begins Sept. 20 at the Fairfax County Government Center and on Sept. 28 at seven satellite locations throughout the county. Saturday in-person absentee voting will be available Sept. 28 through Nov. 2.

In addition, absentee ballots will begin to be mailed from the Office of Elections on Sept. 20 to those whose applications have been received; absentee ballots will then be mailed daily. The deadline to submit an application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. More information on mail-in absentee voting and deadlines (scroll down).

In-Person Absentee Voting Hours and Locations:

Office of Elections, Suite 323, at Fairfax County Government Center:
Weekday Schedule
Sept. 20 to Oct. 12 (Office closed Oct. 14 for Columbus Day)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Extended Hours Oct. 15 to Nov. 2
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday Schedule (Nov. 2 is last day to absentee vote in-person)
Sept. 28 to Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Seven Satellite Locations:
Weekday Schedule
Oct. 15 to Nov. 1 (Locations closed Oct. 14 for Columbus Day)
Monday – Friday: 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday Schedule (Nov. 2 is last day to absentee vote in-person)
Sept. 28 to Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More on absentee voting and qualifications

The Nov. 5 General Election will include elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, Fairfax County sheriff and the House of Delegates, as well as a School Bond Referendum. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.  If you are not registered, or need to change your address, and you have a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer identifier number (on your DMV identification card or driver’s license), you can register online.  To check your registration, use the county’s mobile app (click on Vote), visit the Virginia State Board of Elections, or call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).

For more information, contact the Fairfax County Office of Elections at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or online visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections.



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Truman Lewis
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