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,
General Registrar and Director of Elections

Voter Registration

Voters may apply for or update their voter registration at Vote.Elections.Virginia.Gov.
2023 Elections:
  • Primary Election, June 20. Deadline to register to vote:
    • Online: May 30, 2023 online: 11:59 pm
    • By mail: postmarked no later than May 30
    • In person at an early voting location: May 5 - May 30. From May 31 - June 17, voters can complete a same-day registration, but must cast a provisional ballot. See our FAQs for more information.
    • In person on June 20 election day. Must register at the polling location for the precinct in which you live and cast a provisional ballot. Find your precinct here
  • Fairfax County Registration Statistics

To be eligible to vote, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of Virginia
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • Have had your right to vote restored if ever convicted of a felony
  • Be at least 18 years on or before a November general election

To pre-register to vote when you turn 18: 

  • At least 16 years old but not 18 on or before the next general election.

To apply online use the Virginia Department of Elections' Citizen Portal

To apply by mail or email, download a voter registration application, visit our office, or pick up a form at a library, a county supervisor's office, or county governmental center. 

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).

How to register to vote:

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:

  • Online Registration
  • Local voter registration office
  • Download a PDF copy of the registration form
  • State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for:
    • Aid to Dependent Children
    • Food Stamps
    • WIC
    • Medicaid
    • Rehabilitation Services
  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities
  • Armed forces recruitment offices
  • Public libraries
  • Virginia Department of Elections office
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices
  • Voter Registration Drives

Mail the completed and signed application to:

Fairfax County Office of Elections
P.O. Box 10161
Fairfax, VA 22038-8061

Download the Virginia Voter Registration Application. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program installed on your computer to view and to print the application. Adobe Acrobat Reader is free and is distributed by Adobe Systems.

Report a Change of Name or Address

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 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.

Restoration of Civil Rights

The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth website provides forms and instructions on how to petition the Governor for restoration rights. 

Hosting a Voter Registration Drive in Your Community

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.

For more information, call our office at 703-222-0776. Effective July 1, 2013 all individuals or organizations requesting twenty-five (25) or more voter registration applications from the State Board of Elections (SBE) or local voter registration offices must register and complete Virginia Department of Elections certified training.

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