Office of Elections

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323
Fairfax, VA 22035

Cameron Glenn Sasnett,
Director of the Office of Elections & General Registrar

Absentee Voting

FOUR IMPORTANT THINGS
  1. Your absentee ballot is counted on election night and your vote is included with the reported results.

  2. There are 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia. Check the list provided by the Virginia Department of Elections to see if you are eligible (refer to the Reason Codes for Voting Absentee section).

  3. There are two ways to vote absentee in Virginia: in-person and by mail. To do either, you should first check your voter registration status to make sure it is up-to-date.

  4. You can apply for an absentee ballot online by accessing your Virginia Voter Record. You will need the following documents to complete this request:
    • Social Security Number
    • Virginia Driver's License
    Your application will be denied if you fail to provide the last four digits of your social security number or any other information required to determine your qualification to vote absentee. For additional information, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections' website or contact our office.
 
IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING LOCATIONS
If you prefer to vote absentee in-person you may visit one of our ten in-person voting locations. Please note, however, the following information regarding changes to our schedule due to inclement weather:
 
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
In the event that Fairfax County Government Offices close due to inclement weather, absentee voting will be cancelled. For additional information on operating status, please call the Fairfax County Government Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771. Information is also available through the County’s website, Twitter (www.twitter.com/fairfaxcounty), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty).
 
FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

TextThe Fairfax County Government Center is the main absentee voting location for Fairfax County voters.

Address
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035
Conference Room 2/3

Hours of Operation
To be determined

 
SATELLITE VOTING LOCATIONS
There are nine satellite absentee voting locations in Fairfax County. Before heading out to vote, please ensure the location is open, as these locations have different hours of operation and may not be available for all elections.

FRANCONIA GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
 
Address
6121 Franconia Road
Alexandria, VA 22310
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

LORTON LIBRARY
 
Address
9520 Richmond Highway
Lorton, VA 22079
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

MASON GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
 
Address
6507 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

MCLEAN GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
 
Address
1437 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

MOUNT VERNON GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
 
Address
2511 Parkers Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

NORTH COUNTY GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
 
Address
1801 Cameron Glen Drive
Reston, VA 20190
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

PROVIDENCE COMMUNITY CENTER
 
Address
3001 Vaden Drive
Fairfax, VA 22031
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

SULLY GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
 
Address
4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

WEST SPRINGFIELD GOVERNMENTAL CENTER
 
Address
6140 Rolling Road
Springfield, VA 22152
 
Hours of Operation
To be determined

 
ABSENTEE VOTING BY-MAIL

United States Postal Service (USPS) Delivery Delays:

USPS First Class mail delivery is generally 2-5 days. Standard delivery is generally 2-9 days. Please take this into consideration and allow ample time to apply for and mail-in your absentee ballot so that it is delivered to the Office of Elections by the Election Day deadline of 7:00 pm.

To track the status of your mail-in absentee ballot application and ballot, go to Ballot Scout or view your Virginia Voter Record for voter-related information.

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot online, by mail, by fax, or by email is 7 days prior to Election Day by 5:00 pm.

What you need to do:

  • You can apply for your absentee ballot online.

Or

  • Print, complete, and sign the absentee ballot application (PDF). Absentee ballot applications are also available for in-person visits at county governmental centers such as the Government Center as well as Fairfax County library branches.
  • Send the completed application to us using one of the following methods:
    • Scan then email the application to absenteeballot@fairfaxcounty.gov
    • Mail the application to the Office of Elections at Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038
    • Fax the application to the Office of Elections at 703-324-3725
  • Once your completed application is received and accepted, your absentee ballot will be sent to you within three business days. If you have questions about your ballot, call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).

The deadline to return your absentee ballot to the Office of Elections is Election Day at 7:00 pm.