The Nov. 3 Election: What You Need to Know to Vote

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On Tuesday, Nov. 3, the polls in Fairfax County are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Make sure you are ready to vote!

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Know Your Polling Place

There are 241 poll locations in the countyDouble check your correct poll location before you leave home or work to vote! If you are planning to vote on your way home from work, keep in mind you need to be in line at your poll location by 7 p.m. in order to vote – give yourself plenty of travel time.

Find Polling Place and Address 


If you take public transportation, there are two convenient ways to find out how you can get you where you need to go on Election Day:

  1. Trip Planner: Metro’s Trip Planner provides instant itineraries for trips on Metrorail, Metrobus, Fairfax Connector and other local bus and rail systems. Schedules provide door-to-door fares and travel times, complete with walking directions and transfers.
  2. Transit Service Nearby: Enter a street address, intersection, or landmark name to find bus and rail service within 1 mile of your location.


Bring an Acceptable Form of Photo ID to Vote

There are several forms of acceptable photo ID:

If you do not have a photo ID, you can get a free photo ID from the Office of Elections. Contact us as soon as possible at 703-222-0776, TTY 711, or email


Review Your Sample Ballot

Spend less time at the poll and review your sample ballot before heading out to vote. There are a lot of candidates on the 2015 ballot and two bond referendums. Only State Senate and House of Delegates candidates have party affiliations on the ballot. If you want to know the party affiliation of other candidates, you will need to review the sample ballots distributed by the Fairfax County Democratic and Republican parties outside your poll on Election Day or visit the party websites prior to going to your poll.

Here’s what you’ll be voting for:


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