Voter Registration

You are eligible to register to vote if you satisfy all of the requirements below:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • At least 18 years of age by the next general election
  • A resident of Virginia

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).

2017 Election Voter Registration Deadlines;

  • May 2 Vienna Town Council Election: April 10 at 5:00 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.
  • June 13 Primary Election(s) if called for: May 22 at 5:00 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.
  • Aug 29 Special Election Member, School Board At-Large: Aug 15 at 5:00 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.
  • Nov 7 General and Special Elections: Oct 16 at 5:00 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.

How do I register to vote?

Online, at the Virginia Department of Elections website

Normal, in person business hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and  Thursday, 8:00 a.m - 7:00 p.m. Please note that office hours are extended for statutory deadlines.

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 web 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

By mail, pick up a Virginia Voter Registration Application at the following sites:

  • Public libraries
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices
  • Military recruitment offices
  • Public assistance agency offices
  • District Governmental Centers
  • Board of Supervisors Offices
  • Citizen Information Desk in the County Government Center lobby
  • Judicial Center information desk

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:

  • Students
  • Overseas Citizens
  • 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.

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.

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Please report 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 Card. If a new card does not arrive within a few weeks, please call us at 703-222-0776 to confirm that your notice was received.

Can I conduct a voter registration drive in my 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, both in Spanish and English, voter registration forms, absentee ballot request forms, and useful informative flyers. 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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