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.

703-222-0776
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323
Fairfax, VA 22035

Gary D. Scott,
Director of the Office of Elections & General Registrar

Absentee Voting

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.
ATTENTION VOTERS
The first absentee mailout is scheduled on or about Friday, January 17.
FOUR IMPORTANT THINGS
  1. Your absentee ballot is counted on election night in the Central Absentee Precinct (CAP) and your vote is included with the absentee 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 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.
     
 
Upcoming March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

THE FIRST ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILOUT: ON OR ABOUT FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

  • January 17: In Person Absentee Voting begins at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2/3
  • February 10: Voter Registration Deadline (In Person/By Mail) 5:00 p.m.; online: 11:59 p.m.
  • February 25: Deadline to apply to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail, fax and online: 5:00 p.m. 
  • February 29: Deadline for In Person Absentee Voting, 5:00 p.m.
  • March 3: Absentee Ballot return deadline, 7:00 p.m.

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING LOCATIONS
MARCH 3, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION

 

Absentee Voting at the Fairfax County Government Center

Address: 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035 (Conference Rooms 2/3)

 

January 17-February 21*

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

*Please note the Government Center will be closed on Monday, January 20, and Monday, February 17, due to holiday observation.

 

February 22-February 29

  • Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: CLOSED

 

Satellite locations for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election

 

Absentee Voting at Satellite Voting Locations

Please CLICK on the satellite voting locations below for days and hours (Links/Schedules TBA): 

  • Franconia Governmental Center
  • Great Falls Library
  • Herndon Fortnightly Library
  • Lorton Library
  • Mason Governmental Center
  • McLean Governmental Center
  • Mount Vernon Governmental Center
  • North County Governmental Center
  • Providence Community Center
  • Sully Governmental Center
  • Tysons Pimmit Library
  • West Springfield Governmental Center

 

 
MARCH 3, 2020 ELECTION ABSENTEE VOTING BY-MAIL

THE FIRST ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILOUT IS ON OUR ABOUT FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

United States Postal Service (USPS) Delivery Delays:

USPS First Class mail delivery is generally 3-5 business days. Please take this into consideration and allow ample time to apply for and mail your absentee ballot so that it is received in the Fairfax County Office of Elections by 7:00 pm on Election Day.

To track the status of your absentee ballot application and ballot, view your Virginia Voter Record.

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 our office 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 in three business days. If you have questions about your ballot, call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).

Absentee ballots, to be counted, must be returned to the Office of Elections by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, March 3, 2020.

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