Early Voting Underway for June 20 Democratic Primary Election

Published on
05/01/2023
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Early voting begins Friday, May 5, for the June 20 Democratic primary election. Primary candidates for these offices and districts will be on the ballot:

  • Board of Supervisors: Chairman, Dranesville District, Mason District, Mount Vernon District and Springfield District
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Sheriff
  • Virginia House of Delegates: 7th, 15th and 19th districts
  • Virginia Senate: 33rd, 35th, 36th and 37th districts

Three locations will be open for early voting on weekdays:

These voting locations will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, and these three sites will be the only places available for early voting until June 10, when an additional 13 sites will open.

Before going to vote, please double check the hours early voting sites are open because times vary by location.

Any registered voter can cast their ballot at any early voting site. The last day to vote early is Saturday, June 17, at 5 p.m.

MORE EARLY VOTING SITES OPEN JUNE 10

An additional 13 early voting locations will be offered beginning Saturday, June 10:

Weekday voting hours at these locations will be from 1 to 7 p.m. 

SATURDAY VOTING HOURS

Weekend voting will be offered at all 16 early voting sites on two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Saturday, June 10 
  • Saturday, June 17

WHAT TO BRING WHEN VOTING EARLY

By law, voters must show identification when they vote — but a photo ID, like a driver’s license, is no longer required. You may use as ID a copy of your:

  • Current utility bill.
  • Bank statement.
  • Government check.
  • Paycheck.
  • Other government document with the voter’s name and address.

Of course, photo IDs remain an acceptable form of identification — and you can even use an expired Virginia driver’s license no matter how long ago it expired.

DOUBLE CHECK YOUR DISTRICT

As a result of redistricting, which is a legally required process to adjust election districts every 10 years, voters may find that their Board of Supervisors or state legislative districts have changed. Before going to vote, double check your district by looking up your voter information on the state’s online portal.

VOTE BY MAIL

For voters who already requested them, their absentee ballots will begin to arrive in the mail after May 5.

To vote by mail, you must apply by June 9 at 5 p.m., and any registered voter can absentee vote by mail without needing a reason or excuse.

The fastest and most secure way to apply is online on the Virginia Department of Elections website. You’ll also be able to track the status of your application, as well as when your ballot is mailed to you. Your Virginia driver’s license number is needed to apply online, along with the last four digits of your Social Security number.

If you don’t want to mail back your cast ballot, you can return it at a drop-off box at any early voting site during the hours they’re open. There also is a 24-hour secure, drop-off box available outside the Fairfax County Government Center.

Secure 24/7 Ballot Drop Box at the Fairfax County Government Center

MORE INFORMATION

For questions or more information, contact the Fairfax County Office of Elections at 703-222-0776, TTY 711, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.

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