Absentee Voting for June 11 Primary

April 25, 2013

News Highlights

  • Virginia primary election is June 11.
  • Absentee voting begins April 26.
  • Voting for the primary is open to all registered voters.


Absentee voting begins Friday, April 26 for the June 11 Virginia primary. Voting for the 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 will be 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.

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

Qualified residents may vote in-person at the Fairfax County Government Center until June 8:

  • Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Extended Thursday hours: until 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, June 1 and 8: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Note – Celebrate Fairfax! will also be taking place on June 8, so voters may experience traffic congestion or delays.)

Or, qualified residents can apply to vote absentee by mail until June 4:

  • 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 information by hand, sign and return.
  • Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail to the Office of Elections, P.O. Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038, or email to absenteeballot@fairfaxcounty.gov.
  • 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..

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