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:
- Republican Primary: Member, U.S. Senate (Open to registered voters countywide.)
- Democratic and Republican Primaries: Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District (Open only to registered voters in the county’s 49 precincts in the 10th Congressional District.)
Make sure you are prepared to vote with this checklist:
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.
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.
- Location: Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2/3
- Dates: April 27 – June 9
- 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:
There are several ways for you to be an informed Fairfax County voter and get news and updates from the Office of Elections:
- Subscribe to Fairfax Alerts. Check the box for Office of Elections and indicate how you would like to receive news and updates and on what devices.
- Follow @fairfaxvotes and @fairfaxcounty on Twitter.
- Go online to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Call 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).
- Visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.
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!