New Voter Registration Cards and Why You Received One


May 11, 2012  

The Fairfax County Office of Elections wants voters to know that the state is mailing new voter registration cards to approximately 195,000 voters in Fairfax County. The cards are only being mailed to these affected voters:

  • Congressional Redistricting - As a result of the 2010 Census, Congressional Districts were realigned to ensure that they are as equal in population totals as possible. Voters affected by this redistricting will receive a new card indicating the change in congressional representation.The voter card is the notice of your new District.
  • Transition to Registered Voter Number - Some voters still hold a voter information card, which includes their Social Security Number (SSN). The State Board of Elections also mailed new voter information cards to those voters, replacing the Social Security Number with a system-generated identification number.  

If you have not received a new card, but would like to check your voter registration status and information, go to the Virginia State Board of Elections.

In addition, the new cards indicate a language preference. As a result of the 2010 Census, it was determined that Fairfax County now falls under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. This requires Fairfax County to provide voting and elections-related materials in English and Spanish.

More information on voting and the June 12 Primary is available from the Fairfax County Office of Elections and the Virginia State Board of Elections. Please note that while the Fairfax County and state websites are updated, not all voter/election Web pages and links have been updated with the new congressional district information. Refer to your new card or the county or state websites above for the correct information.

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