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

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

Absentee Voting

JUNE 9, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTIONS MOVED TO JUNE 23, 2020
The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during the COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee by mail in the June Primary Elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for Absentee voting.
 
 
OFFICE OF ELECTIONS COVID-19 SCHEDULE

The Office of Elections will remain open for business during its regular office hours, however, in person services for voter registration and absentee voting will only be available curbside at the Fairfax County Government Center. Voters should call 703-222-0776 upon arriving and materials will be brought out.

Voters can apply for or update their voter registration and submit a by-mail absentee application at https://Vote.Elections.Virginia.Gov.

Due to circumstances related to the corona virus outbreak, the Fairfax County Office of Elections will close at 4:30 p.m. instead of 7:00 p.m. each Thursday until otherwise noted. With this change in place, our offices will be open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thank you for your understanding.
 
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 for the June Primary Elections is scheduled on or about Friday, May 8.
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 June 23, 2020,
Democratic and Republican Primary Elections
 

THE FIRST ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILOUT: ON OR ABOUT FRIDAY, MAY 8

  • May 8: In Person Absentee Voting begins at the Fairfax County Government Center, Suite 323
  • May 26: Voter Registration Deadline (In Person/By Mail) 5:00 p.m.; online: 11:59 p.m.
  • June 16: Deadline to apply to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail, fax and online: 5:00 p.m. 
  • June 20: Deadline for In Person Absentee Voting, 5:00 p.m.
  • June 23: Absentee Ballot return deadline, 7:00 p.m.

IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING LOCATION

 

ABSENTEE VOTING BEGINS:

 

 
ABSENTEE VOTING BY-MAIL
 

THE FIRST ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILOUT IS ON OUR ABOUT FRIDAY, MAY 8

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.

 

 

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