Plan Now: Your Nov. 3 Election Day Checklist

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There’s already a lot of attention on the 2016 election, but we have an important election this year for our local and state officials.

Here’s what you should do now to be prepared for Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

Subscribe to Fairfax Alerts. Get election updates, deadline reminders and more by text and/or email. Check the box for Office of Elections. Then indicate how you would like to receive news and updates and on what devices. It is that easy!

Know Who Will Be on Your Ballot. There are a lot of candidates on this year’s ballot running for these offices:

  • Board of Supervisors
  • School Board
  • State Senate and House of Delegates
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Sheriff
  • Clerk of the Court
  • Soil and Water Commission
  • You will also vote on public safety and schools bond referendums.

Are You Eligible to Absentee Vote? Will you be out of town on Nov. 3 or have a really long commute? Are you a caregiver or person with disabilities? There are 19 valid reasons to vote absentee, either in person or by mail.

Make Sure You Have a Valid Photo ID. You will need a photo ID to vote, so check the Virginia Department of Elections list of valid IDs.  If you don’t have one, please email voting@fairfaxcounty.gov, call us at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711) or stop by a photo ID event.

Follow us on Twitter @fairfaxvotes. Be an informed voter and get updates and reminders by following us on Twitter.

Apply to be an Election Officer. We need an additional 1,000 elections officers for the upcoming 2016 elections. Watch this video to see what you can expect to do on Election Day:


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