*Please note that town elections (Herndon, Vienna, Clifton) require the voter to be 18 years of age by Election Day, rather than by the next November general election.
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.
Please 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
When can I register to vote?
You may register to vote year-round except during the 22 days prior to a General or Primary election, 13 days prior to a Special election, or 7 days prior to a Special election called by the Governor (Code of Virginia §24.2-416).
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:
State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for:
Aid to Dependent Children
Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to persons with disabilities
Armed forces recruitment offices
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
PLEASE NOTE: By law, first-time voters in Virginia who register by mail must vote in person (either on Election Day or Absentee In-Person) unless they are:
Citizens with a disability or illness
Active duty members of the military or their dependents
* Please enclose a copy of one of the following documents that shows your name and address with your application: (1) current and valid photo ID, (2) current utility bill, (3) bank statement, (4) government check, (5) paycheck, or (6) other government document.
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.