Don’t miss your chance to vote because you will be out of town or held up at work on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th. Read below to learn how you can VOTE EARLY in person or to request a ballot by mail to cast your vote by mail.
Important Dates to Remember:
October 17: In Person Absentee Voting available at the Fairfax County Government Center and all NINE satellite locations listed below. You can vote at any of these centers as all the voting locations will have your specific ballot. October 29: Deadline to apply to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail, fax and online: 5:00 p.m.
November 2: Deadline for In Person Absentee Voting, 5:00 p.m.
November 5: Absentee Ballot return deadline, 7:00 p.m.
Early Voting / Absentee Voting:
Election is on a working day, Tuesday, November 5th. If you think you are not going to be able to come to the polls on November 5th, you can vote early in-person or you can vote ‘Absentee’ by mail. It is a great way to avoid any last minute schedule conflicts from impacting your ability to help usher in change on November 5th.
Online voting is not allowed in Virginia. It’s very easy to request an ‘Absentee Ballot’. Once you receive the ballot in regular mail, you can poll the ballot and send in before the deadline listed above. You will need your Social Security Number and Virginia Driver’s License to request an ‘Absentee Ballot.’
You can request ‘Absentee Ballot’ request online at the link here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
OR you can print out, fill out and mail a simple ‘Absentee Ballot’ request form provided at the link here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/media/formswarehouse/Absentee-Voting/Applications/SBE-701-Absentee-Ballot-Application-Rev7-17-long.pdf
You can select one of the 20 different reasons to request an absentee ballot. The following are the 5 most popular reasons for a typical voter in Fairfax County OR for a Vinson For School Board volunteer.
1A: Student attending college or university outside of locality of residence in Virginia
1C: Business outside County/City of residence on election day
1E: I am working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM
2A: My disability or illness
6C: Temporarily residing outside of US
8A: Authorized representative of candidate or party serving inside the polling place
In Person Absentee Voting: Locations, Dates and Hours:
In person Absentee Voting is available at the Fairfax County Government Center and the satellite locations listed below starting Thursday, October 17th. All district ballots are available in all these locations and that means you can go to any of these places to vote early, irrespective of the district you live in. Voting hours are Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035 Conference Rooms 2/3
Satellite Voting Locations. Please click on the satellite voting locations for respective addresses.
- Franconia Governmental Center
- Lorton Library
- Mason Governmental Center
- McLean Governmental Center
- Mount Vernon Governmental Center
- North County Governmental Center
- Providence Community Center
- Sully Governmental Center
- West Springfield Governmental Center
General election information: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/
If you are not sure about your precincts, district or current elected officials, please follow the link: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/myneighborhood/