What You Need to Know for Election Day on Nov. 5

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Election Day is one week away, and here are three things you need to know if you plan to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Fairfax County.


1. Know What’s on the Ballot

The following offices are on the ballot.

There’s also a $360 million school bond referendum on the ballot that if passed is planned to be used to design, build or renovate schools.

Try this new tool that we’re piloting that shows you a sample ballot based on the address where you are registered. (You may need to refresh the first time you search, so please be patient.)

You also can find a sample ballot based on your voting precinct.


2. Know Your Polling Place

Not sure where you vote? Look it up on the Virginia Department of Elections portal. Double check where you are registered too.

Polls are open in Virginia from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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.


3. Know That You Need to Bring Your ID

There are several forms of acceptable photo ID, including:

  • Virginia driver’s license
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID
  • Federal, Virginia or local government-issued photo ID cards
  • ID issued by a Virginia college or university

View the complete list of acceptable IDs from the Virginia Department of Elections.


Absentee Voting Ends Nov. 2

Finally, the last day to absentee vote in person is Saturday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. There are 10 locations that are open; in Virginia, you must have a reason to vote absentee.

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