If you damage, mark incorrectly (spoil), or lose your original absentee ballot, or if you never received the absentee ballot in the mail, call the Office of Elections immediately at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711) and we will explain what you need to do to get a replacement ballot.
If the ballot is damaged or spoiled, you must return it to us before we can give you a replacement ballot. Here is what you can do, but we strongly recommend that you call us first at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).
- Visit the Office of Elections, Suite 323, at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, 22035). We can issue you a replacement ballot up until the polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. Make sure to bring your damaged or spoiled ballot.
- If it is Election Day, you can bring your damaged or spoiled ballot to your polling place or our office at the Government Center. You can vote once you turn your ballot over to our staff, or an election officer.
- A voter with an illness or disability who cannot come to our office may designate an individual to pick up and return a replacement ballot on their behalf. Please call the Office of Elections first at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711) to find out what you need to do for this process.
- If you lost or never received your ballot, you can vote a provisional ballot at your polling place on Election Day. This ballot will not be counted on Election Day but will be counted for the final election results once we can verify your voting eligibility.