Primary Elections Are June 12; Absentee Voting Begins April 27

Person holding sign with Elections 2018

Fairfax County is holding primary elections on Tuesday, June 12 and absentee voting begins Friday, April 27. The November general election will held on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Here is what will be on the June 12 ballot:

Review Your Sample Ballot


Make sure you are prepared to vote with this checklist:

Update Your Voter Registration

When was the last time you checked your voter registration status? Have you moved, married or changed your name? Check now to ensure you are able to vote in the 2018 elections. The deadline to update your voter registration or to register to vote for the June 12 primaries is Monday, May 21.

Important Note: We do not register to vote by political party in Virginia.

  Check Your Voter Registration


√ Consider Absentee Voting

Absentee voting begins Friday, April 27 and you can apply now to receive a mail-in ballot. Your absentee ballot is counted on the Primary Election Day, June 12 and is included in the results that night.

In-Person Absentee Voting :

  • Location: Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2/3
  • Dates: April 27 – June 9
  • Times:
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Saturdays (April 28, June 2 and June 9),  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • On June 9 there are nine satellite voting locations available for in-person absentee voting from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The state permits 20 valid reasons why you may be eligible to absentee vote; look over this list and see if you qualify:

Reasons You Can Absentee Vote


√ Stay Informed

There are several ways for you to be an informed Fairfax County voter and get news and updates from the Office of Elections:


√ Become an Election Officer

If you are interested in being part of the election process, please consider becoming a poll worker (we call them election officers). We need thousands of poll workers to work in our 243 voting precincts – support our democracy, meet new people – and get paid, too!


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