In person: Office of Elections October 16 before 5pm
In person at an early voting location or Office of Elections: From October 17 - November 4, voters may apply for a same-day registration, and cast a provisional ballot. See our FAQs for more information.
In person on November 7 Election Day. Voters may apply for a same-day registration, and cast a provisional ballot. See our FAQs for more information. Voters must complete the same-day registration at the polling location for the precinct in which they reside and cast a provisional ballot. Find your precinct here.
See the Virginia Department of Elections website for more information.
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. Note, you may only vote in one primary per State law (Code of Virginia, § 24.2-530).
In-person, Monday-Friday at the Fairfax County Office of Elections (visit our About Us page for more information on hours).
Office hours are extended prior to Elections specifically for voter registration and absentee voting. To determine the extended hours for any upcoming Election, please visit our absentee voting page. Hours are also extended for candidate campaign finance filing deadlines, absentee ballot application deadlines and voter registration deadlines.
Fairfax County Office of Elections
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-0081 703-222-0776 phone 703-324-2205 fax 703-324-4700 for 24-hour recorded information
Persons eligible to register can obtain a registration application at any of the following locations:
To remain a qualified registered voter, the law requires you to notify your local voter registration office of any change in your name or address. This must be done before the registration books close for the next election. You can submit your notice of change of name or address either by mail to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, P.O. Box 10161, Fairfax, VA, 22038-8061, by fax to 703-324-2205, or you can scan your notice of change, including your signature, and email it to email@example.com In either case, the notice must include your signature to be valid. Notice cannot be made by telephone.
After your change is processed, you will be mailed a new voter information postcard. If a new postcard does not arrive within a few weeks, please call us at 703-222-0776 to confirm that your notice was received.
You or your organization may conduct a voter registration drive at public locations within the community. We will be happy to advise you in planning a successful drive, training volunteers, and answering any questions you might have. We can assist you by providing voter registration and absentee ballot forms in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean languages. Forms and other informative materials are located on the Voter Forms page.