What You Need to Know Before You Go to Vote

Nov. 5 2012

Polls in Virginia are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Make sure you are ready to vote by taking these steps:

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  • Bring a Form of ID to Vote: Handy chart (PDF) from the Virginia State Board of Elections.

  • Make Sure You Know Your Polling Place: Due to the recent congressional redistricting, your polling place may have changed. Check the Virginia State Board of Elections Website to make sure you know your polling place. 

  • Download the Fairfax County App on Your Smartphone for Voting Info on the Go: More information.

  • Learn About the Four County Bond Questions: The county plans to pay for improvements to libraries, parks, public safety buildings and stormwater infrastructure by selling bonds. Voters will be asked to vote YES or NO on these four bond questions. Visit the 2012 Bond Referenda web page for more information.

  • Find Out About the Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments: Get more information from this brochure (PDF) from the Virginia State Board of Elections. 

  • Review Your Sample Ballot: Go online and scroll down to click on the ballot for your district.  

  • Go to the Virginia State Board of Elections for  Military and Overseas Voter information.

Look for Election Results (after polls close at 7 p.m.) and Follow @fairfaxvotes on Twitter for precinct results of presidential race in real time. 

More information From the Fairfax County Office of Elections.


Contact Fairfax County: Phone, Email or Twitter | Main Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
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