Fairfax County Sees Record Voter Turnout

Nov. 7, 2008

News Highlights 

  • Approximately 524,000 people voted this year in Fairfax County.
  • Several other records set.

More Information 

Nearly 79 percent of active voters in Fairfax County – approximately 524,000 people –went to the polls to cast their ballots on Election Day. Both numbers set records for the county. In 2004, voter turnout was around 74 percent, or approximately 480,000 people.

“Election Day went great,” said General Registrar Rokey Suleman. “Voters were prepared, election officials were prepared and our office was prepared. Other than a couple of minor problems with machines, the process was very smooth. We heard compliments from voters on both our optical scan and our touch screen voting machines.”

Other record-breaking statistics include:

  • Approximately 665,000 registered voters.
  • Approximately 107,000 absentee voters.
  • More than 3,600 poll workers and student volunteers.

For more information, contact the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776, TTY 711.



Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

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