19 Reasons, 10 Locations to Absentee Vote in Fairfax County

Absentee voting at West Springfield Governmental Center

More than half a million Fairfax County residents are expected to vote in the Nov. 8 election. During the last two presidential elections, we had an 80 percent turnout in our county and we’re expecting a similar turnout this year. That’s a lot of people who will go through our 243 voter precincts during the 13 hours of voting, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You may want to consider absentee voting, especially if you have a long commute, have a disability or illness, or you are a first responder. There are 19 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia.

And, we have 10 locations countywide where you can absentee vote in person.

How Do I Know If I Am Eligible to Absentee Vote?

Look over this list below and see if you qualify. You will need to bring your valid photo ID with you and you will receive an absentee voting application when you arrive.

Reasons You Can Absentee Vote

Where Do I Go to Absentee Vote In Person?

In-person absentee voting is available six days a week in Fairfax County at nine locations on weekdays and 10 locations on Saturdays. The last day to absentee vote in person is Saturday, Nov. 5.

Get Locations, Hours and Dates


Click on the map for the absentee voting location closest to where you live or work:


You Can Also Absentee Vote By Mail

You also have the option of voting with a mail-in ballot. Here is what you need to know:

      • The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is Nov. 1.
      • Fill out your mail-in ballot and return, following the included instructions. Your mail-in ballot must be received by the Fairfax County Office of Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8.
      • If you return your ballot by regular mail, you should allow at least 7 days for first-class U.S. Postal Service delivery. Your mail-in absentee ballot will not be counted if it is received after 7 p.m. on Nov. 8.
Apply for Mail-in Ballot


Stay Informed!

It is important that you are an informed voter and get official election information from the Fairfax County Office of Elections and the Virginia Department of Elections:

Watch this video with our General Registrar Cameron Sasnett:



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