More than 200,000 Voters May Be Impacted on Election Day – Check Voter Registration

Oct. 2, 2012

The Fairfax County Office of Elections estimates that up to 200,000 voters in Fairfax County may not be able to vote or may go to the wrong poll on Election Day. Reasons include voters moving and not updating their voter registration information, or poll locations have changed due to the recent redistricting. There is no way to know exactly how many voters have moved, but more than 200,000 Fairfax voters were affected in some way by redistricting over the past 18 months. 

“I am most concerned with voters who may have moved since the last time they voted.  Federal and state laws in this area are complex, and in some cases if a voter has moved more than a year ago and shows up to vote on Election Day, they may not be able to do so, even if their name is still on the county’s voter rolls,” said General Registrar Cameron Quinn. “We urge any voter who has not received a voter information card in the past two weeks to call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776 as soon as possible and before the Oct. 15 voter registration deadline to check that we have a current address for you.”

New registrations, address corrections and other changes must be made before the voter registration deadline:

Contact the Fairfax County Office of Elections for more information or questions.



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