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. Please note that the postcard cannot be used in place of a valid Photo ID, as it does not include a photo.
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).
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.
Persons eligible to register can obtain a registration application at any of the following locations:
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:
* 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.
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.
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