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.
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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.