Office of Elections

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

703-222-0776
TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323
Fairfax, VA 22035

Eric L. Spicer,
Director and General Registrar, Office of Elections

Vote by Mail

STEP 1: CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION STATUS

View your voter information to make sure it is correct.

If you are not registered to vote, apply on the Citizen's Portal.

STEP 2: APPLY

Important: This application process is only for voting by mail and is not used for voting early in person.

 

Online Application

  1. Apply for your vote-by-mail ballot
     
  2. You will need:
    • Social Security Number
    • Virginia Driver's License or a Virgnia DMV-issued ID number

 

Paper Application

  1. Download, print, and complete--including your handwritten signature--a vote-by-mail application

    -- OR --

  2. Pick up a preprinted paper application at:

 

Be sure your application is accepted!
  • Parts 1, 2, 4, 5, and 8 of the paper application must be completed fully or your application will be denied, and you will need to submit a new one
  • Virginia law requires that you include the last four digits of your social security number and sign the form by hand


Submit your completed paper application using one of these methods:

  • Scan, then email: AbsenteeBallot@fairfaxcounty.gov
  • Mail: Fairfax County Office of Elections P.O. Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038
  • Fax: 703-324-3725
  • Hand deliver: Fairfax County Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 323, Fairfax, VA 22035

 

Deadline

  • Applications must be received in the Office of Elections 11 days before the election

 

When To Expect Your Ballot

  • Ballots are mailed to voters beginning 45 days before the election
  • After the mailing period begins, ballots are mailed within three business days of applications being approved
  • Once a ballot is mailed, its delivery time is dependent on the U.S. Postal Service

STEP 3: RETURN YOUR BALLOT

1. By mail or commercial delivery service

  • Must be postmarked on or before election day, June 21
  • Must arrive in the Office of Elections before noon Friday, June 24

2. By ballot drop-off box

3. In person

CHANGE YOUR PERMANENT ABSENTEE APPLICATION

1. Single Election Change

Use the Permanent Absentee Voter Single Election Change Form to:

  • Change where your ballot is sent for one election
  • Add or change the political party primary ballot selection for one election or permanently

Download: Virginia Permanent Absentee Ballot Change Application (English) (En Español) (Tiếng Việt) (한 국어)

2. Remove your name from Permanent Absentee Voter List

Use the Request to Remove Name from Permanent Absentee Voter List Form to remove your name from the Permanent Absentee Voter List

Download: (English) (En Español) (Tiếng Việt) (한 국어)  

3. Submit: Use one of these methods:

  • Scan, then email: AbsenteeBallot@fairfaxcounty.gov
  • Mail: Fairfax County Office of Elections P.O. Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038
  • Fax: 703-324-3725
  • Hand deliver: Fairfax County Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Suite 323, Fairfax, VA 22035

4. Deadline: Applications must be received in the Office of Elections 11 days before the election

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