Office of Elections

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

TTY 711

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323
Fairfax, VA 22035

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

Upcoming Elections


Vote on Election Day, Nov. 3, 2020

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3, and any registered Fairfax County voter can vote in person on this day.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, and every polling place in the county will be open. If you are line by 7 p.m., you will be able to vote.


Prepare to Vote Nov. 3


Put Your Mail-in Ballot in a Drop Box

Every polling place will have a ballot drop-off box on Nov. 3. You can return your absentee mail-in ballot in the drop-off box at any polling place — and you do not need to wait in line to use one.

There is also a secure drop-off box outside the Fairfax County Government Center that you can use on Election Day.

For your mail-in ballot to be counted, it must be put in a drop-off box by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3 if you didn’t mail it back before Election Day. (For ballots returned by mail, they must be received by noon on Friday, Nov. 6.)


Guns Prohibited in Polls

By county ordinance, guns are banned inside every polling place in Fairfax County, no matter if it’s a county building, school, or privately owned building.


Sample Ballots


Election Timeline
  • Sept. 18: Absentee in-person/early voting begins at the Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax, VA
  • Oct. 13: Voter Registration Deadline. In-person: 5:00 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.
  • Oct. 23: Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail, 5:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 31: Final day for absentee in-person/early voting, 5:00 p.m.


Returning Ballots
  • Nov. 3: Deadline to hand deliver absentee ballots to Office of Elections is 7:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 6: Deadline for mailed absentee ballots to be received by Office of Elections is 12 p.m. (noon). Ballots must be postmarked no later than November 3.
  • Not sure of where you vote? Visit either the GIS My Neighborhood App or the Virginia Department of Elections website


On the Ballot


Member, U.S. Senate (1 Seat)

Member, U.S. House of Representatives (8th, 10th and 11th Congressional Districts)

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

Bond Questions

Town of Herndon (Mayor, Town Council)


President/Vice President

  • Joseph R. Biden / Kamala D. Harris (D)
  • Donald J. Trump / Michael R. Pence (R)
  • Jo Jorgensen / Jeremy F. "Spike" Cohen (L)

Member, U.S. Senate

  • Mark R. Warner (D)
  • Daniel M. Gade (R)

Member, U.S. House of Representatives

  • 8th Congressional District
    • Donald S. Beyer Jr. (D)
    • Jeff A. Jordan (R)
  • 10th Congressional District
    • Jennifer T. Wexton (D)
    • Aliscia N. Andrews (R)
  • 11th Congressional District
    • Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly (D)
    • Manga A. Anantatmula (R)

Town of Herndon ONLY

  • Mayor
    • Sheila A. Olem
    • Roland B. Taylor
  • Member, Town Council (6)
    • Stevan M. Porter
    • Pradip Dhakal
    • Sean M. Regan
    • Naila Alam
    • Cesar A. del Aguila
    • Signe V. Friedrichs
    • Jasbinder Singh
    • Clark A. Hedrick

Sample Ballots

Ballot Questions


Not sure if you are eligible to vote in this election? Visit the GIS My Neighborhood App or the Virginia Department of Elections website. All ballots are provided in English, En Español, Tiếng Việt, 한국어 languages.

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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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