16 Early Voting Sites Will Be Open for the Nov. 7 General Election

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Early Voting Begins Sept. 22


Starting Oct. 26, there will be 16 early voting sites open daily for the Nov. 7 general election, and the last day to vote early is Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m.

Local and state offices are be on the ballot:

  • Board of Supervisors (Chairman and all districts)
  • School Board (At Large and all districts)
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Sheriff
  • Virginia House of Delegates and Senate (All districts)
  • Clerk of the Court
  • Towns of Clifton and Vienna (Mayor and Town Council)
  • Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

There is also a $435 million public school bond on the ballot. If approved, the public schools’ plans include using this money to plan and design, renovate and build schools.



Any registered voter in Fairfax County can cast their ballot early at any of the 16 early voting sites. Before going to vote, please double check the hours these sites are open.

Except for the Fairfax County Government Center, weekday voting hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. However, longer hours are offered at the Fairfax County Government Center from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays.


Weekend voting will be offered on two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Saturday, Oct. 28 (all locations) 
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 (all locations)

Additional, you can vote early on one Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at any of the early voting sites:

  • Sunday, Oct. 29


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.



For voters who already requested them, their absentee ballots will begin to arrive in the mail after Sept. 22.

To vote by mail, you must apply by Oct. 27 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.

As a result of a new state law, you must now include the last four digits of your social security number and year of birth when filling out your return envelope for your mail-in ballot. This information will be behind a mailing flap so it won't be publicly visible. Don’t forget to sign the envelope too.

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



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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