Office of Elections

Fairfax County, Virginia

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

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323
Fairfax, VA 22035

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

General Information

  • Federal offices are elected in even-numbered years.
    • Examples include: President, Vice President, Senate, House of Representatives.
  • State and Local offices are elected in odd-numbered years.
    • Examples include: Virginia Senate, Virginia House of Delegates. 
  • Primary elections, if called for, are held on the third Tuesday of June (Effective January 1, 2022; SB 1148).
  • Virginia has a General Election every year on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
    • All municipal elections for City and Town Council and School Board will be held in November (Effective January 1, 2022; SB 1157).
    • The Town of Herndon Mayor and Town Council will be held in November 2022.
    • The next Town of Vienna Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. All seven Council seats will be on the ballot at the same time, rather than the staggered 2-year term cycle in past elections.
    • The next Town of Clifton Election will be held on a date to be determined.


For more information on upcoming elections, visit the State Elect's 5-year Election Calendar.

In April 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted the national decennial census and released detailed population data relating to Virginia in August 2021 and September 2021. The 2020 Census data was used to reapportion representation in the United States House of Representatives, state legislatures, and local elected governing bodies, a process commonly referred to as redistricting. Additional information regarding redistricting can be found at the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Registering to Vote in Virginia

Did you know that when you register to vote in Virginia, you DO NOT register to vote by party? Virginia is an Open Primary state which means that any registered voter in Virginia can vote in either a Democratic or Republican primary. When both parties are holding a primary election, you will be asked which primary you want to vote in when you check in to vote. Note, you may only vote in one primary.

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