The long road to the 2016 election is reaching its final weeks. Absentee voting gets underway in our county on Friday, Sept. 23, and Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. We’ve all heard a lot about the presidential race, but there is a lot more for you to vote on during this election cycle.
- Candidates for President and Vice President from five political parties
- Members of House of Representatives for 8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts
- Two proposed state constitutional amendments
- Meals tax referendum
- Three bond referendums: transportation, parks and human services/community development
- And if you live in the Town of Herndon: Mayor and six Town Council members
— Fairfax County Votes (@fairfaxvotes) September 12, 2016
Your ballot is determined by where you live – in one of three Congressional Districts and if you live in Herndon. Not sure which Congressional District is yours? It’s easy to look up through the Virginia Department of Elections.
Before you go to vote, take a look at what is on your ballot. It will make voting a faster and easier process, either on Election Day or if you are absentee voting in person. View your sample ballot (PDFs):
- 8th Congressional District Ballot / (Español)
- 10th Congressional District Ballot / (Español)
- 11th Congressional District Ballot / (Español)
- Town of Herndon 11th Congressional District Ballot (Only for Town of Herndon precincts 319 Herndon #1, Herndon #2 and 324 Herndon #3) / (Español)
- Consider absentee voting! There are 19 valid reasons to vote absentee, including a long commute, being on vacation or a business trip or having a disability. Absentee voting begins Sept. 23 and there will be 10 locations countywide if you want to vote absentee in person.
- Register to vote or if registered, check to make sure your information is up to date. You need to do this by Virginia’s Oct. 17 deadline.
- Be an informed voter. We have been bombarded with lots of information on the election and the voting process – some of it correct and some of it rumors or misinformation. Get official voting and election news and information from the Fairfax County Office of Elections and the Virginia Department of Elections.