Absentee Voter Initiative


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

Oct. 3, 2006

Fairfax County Institutes Absentee Voter Initiative

Fairfax County Office of Elections’ new initiative, “Voters on the Move,” is intended to expand residents’ awareness of the possibilities for absentee voting in this fall’s Nov. 7 General/Special Election.  The Web page that offers absentee voting information, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eb, has been updated to include a new interactive online absentee ballot application form.  The link allows eligible voters to complete their application directly online.  The form may then be printed, signed, and either faxed or mailed to the Office of Elections. 

The Web page also includes specific absentee voting guidelines for busy commuters.  Voters who will be commuting and working within Fairfax County for 11 or more hours, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day, may qualify to vote by absentee ballot.   

To help ensure that voters are aware of opportunities for absentee voting, the Office of Elections will be incorporating absentee voting information into the mailing of voter information cards to voters who are newly registered or have recently changed their registration records.  Information will include absentee voting deadlines, eligibility guidelines and how to vote absentee in person or by mail. 

In an effort to make absentee voting easily accessible, the Office of Elections offers in-person absentee voting at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323, Fairfax through Saturday, Nov. 4; and at seven satellite locations throughout the county, Wednesday, Oct. 18, through Saturday, Nov. 4. Times and locations are available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eb.

Candidates for the U.S. Senate from Virginia and the U.S. House of Representatives for the 8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts are on the ballot in the Nov. 7 General/Special Election. Virginia constitutional amendments and Fairfax County bond referendum questions also are on the ballot. 

For more information, contact the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776, TTY 711, or by e-mail at voting@fairfaxcounty.gov. 

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