Saturday Absentee Voting Hours June 1 and 8 for Primary

May 29, 2013

News Highlights

  • Absentee voting deadlines are June 8 for in-person voting and June 4 to apply to vote by mail.
  • Democratic Primary Election is June 11; General Election is Nov. 5.
  • Primary is open to all registered voters.


Absentee voting for the June 11 primary is available on two Saturdays - June 1 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Fairfax County Government Center, Suite 323. The deadline to absentee vote in-person for the primary is June 8.

Please note that on Saturday, June 8, absentee voters may experience traffic congestion or delays at the Government Center due to the Celebrate Fairfax! event. Absentee voters who wish to vote on June 8 but who do not want to attend the event should go to the marked Green Gate for parking and assistance. Parking for in-person absentee voters is available in front of the Government Center, located to the left of the main entrance of the building. Citizens who want to vote on a Saturday, but avoid the festival traffic, may do so on June 1.

Absentee voting is also available weekdays until the June 8 deadline from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on Thursday until 7 p.m.

There are a number of qualifications to vote absentee, including having a disability or being the primary caretaker of a disabled or ill family member, working and commuting more than 11 hours on Election Day, or working or vacationing outside of Fairfax County on Election Day. List of qualifications to vote absentee.

Alternatively, qualified residents can apply to vote absentee by mail until June 4 at 5 p.m:

  • Use the Fillable Online Absentee Ballot Application Form (PDF), then print, sign and return.
  • Or, print a blank Absentee Ballot Application Form (PDF) to enter your information by hand, sign and then return.
  • Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail to the Office of Elections, P.O. Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038, or scan your application and email as an attachment to
  • Once the completed application is received by the Office of Elections, qualified voters will be mailed an absentee ballot. It is important that the directions are followed carefully for completing the ballot and that it is mailed back to the Office of Elections and received by or before June 11 at 7 p.m.

The June 11 primary is open to all registered voters. The ballot includes Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, attorney general and, in the 86th District, for a member of the House of Delegates.  The Republican candidates were chosen at a state convention held May 17 and 18 in Richmond. The Virginia General Election is Nov. 5 and will include elections for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and the House of Delegates.

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



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