- Effective July 1, 2014 Photo Voter ID Requirements
- November 8, 2016 General & Special Election Registration Deadline: October 17 at 5:00 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.
- Register to Vote Online or Update Your Current Voter Registration (Virginia Department of Elections)
- Download the Virginia Voter Registration Application Complete the form, sign and return to the Office of Elections
- Verify Your Voter Registration and/or Absentee Ballot Application Status (Virginia Department of Elections)
- Current and Historical Voter Registration Statistics (Virginia Department of Elections)
- Can I Conduct a Voter Registration Drive in My Community?
You are eligible to register to vote if you satisfy all of the requirements below:
- A citizen of the United States
- At least 18 years of age by the next general election
- A resident of Virginia
When can I register to vote?
You may register to vote year-round except during the 22 days prior to a General or Primary election, 13 days prior to a Special election, or 7 days prior to a Special election called by the Governor (Code of Virginia §24.2-416).
The deadline to register to vote for the November 8 General & Special Election is October 17 at 5:00 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.
Online, at the Virginia
Department of Elections website
Normal, in person business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Thursday, 8:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m. Please note that office hours are extended for statutory deadlines.
Office hours are extended prior to Elections specifically for voter registration and absentee voting. To determine the extended hours for any upcoming Election, please visit our absentee voting web page. Hours are also extended for candidate campaign finance filing deadlines, absentee ballot application deadlines and voter registration deadlines.
Fairfax County Office of Elections
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-0081
703-324-4700 for 24-hour recorded information
By mail, pick up a Virginia Voter Registration Application at the following sites:
- Public libraries
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices
- Military recruitment offices
- Public assistance agency offices
- District Governmental Centers
Board of Supervisors Offices
- Citizen Information Desk in the County Government Center lobby
- Judicial Center information desk
Mail the completed and signed application to:
Fairfax County Office of Elections
P.O. Box 10161
Fairfax, VA 22038-8061
PLEASE NOTE: By law, first-time voters in Virginia who register by *mail must vote in person (either on Election Day or Absentee In-Person) unless they are:
- Overseas Citizens
- Citizens with a disability or illness
- Active duty members of the military or their dependents
* Please enclose a copy of one of the following documents that shows your name and address with your application: (1) current and valid photo ID, (2) current utility bill, (3) bank statement, (4) government check, (5) paycheck, or (6) other government document.
Download the Virginia Voter Registration Application (link to the State Board of Elections) Virginia Solicitud de Inscripción de Electores. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program installed on your computer to view and to print the application.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, click on the link below to go to the Adobe Systems download site. Download and install the program according to the instructions. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and is distributed by Adobe Systems.
If you need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader
Please report change of name or address.
To remain a qualified registered voter, the law requires you to notify
your local voter registration office of any change in your name or
address. This must be done before the registration books close for the
next election. You can submit your notice of change of name or address
either by mail to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, P.O. Box 10161,
Fairfax, VA, 22038-8061, by fax to 703-324-2205, or you can scan
your notice of change, including your signature and email it to
firstname.lastname@example.org In either case, the notice must include your
signature to be valid. Notice cannot be made by telephone.
After your change is processed, you will be mailed a new Voter
Information Card. If a new card does not arrive within a few weeks,
please call us at 703-222-0776 to confirm that your notice was
You or your organization may conduct a voter registration drive at public locations within the community. We will be happy to advise you in planning a successful drive, training volunteers, and answering any questions you might have. We can assist you by providing, both in Spanish and English, voter registration forms, absentee ballot request forms, and useful informative flyers. For more information, call our office at 703-222-0776. Effective July 1, 2013 all individuals or organizations requesting twenty-five (25) or more voter registration applications from the State Board of Elections (SBE) or local voter registration offices must register and complete Virginia Department of Elections certified training.