Starting on Saturday, Feb. 22, there will be 13 locations across Fairfax County open for in-person absentee voting before the March 3, Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election
Most locations will be open Mondays through Saturdays. Saturday, Feb. 29, at 5 p.m. will be the last day to vote absentee in-person.
In-Person Absentee Voting Locations
Voting hours vary by location so voters should double check the hours before going to absentee vote.
These 11 absentee voting locations will be open Mondays to Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Franconia Governmental Center
- Herndon Fortnightly Library
- Lorton Library
- Mason Governmental Center
- McLean Governmental Center
- Mount Vernon Governmental Center
- North County Governmental Center
- Providence Community Center
- Sully Governmental Center
- West Springfield Governmental Center
These two locations are only open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Fairfax County Government Center continues to be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for absentee voting, and staring Feb. 22, it also will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Absentee Voting Requirements
In Virginia, voters must have a reason to absentee vote, and there are 20 valid reasons, including working and commuting for 11 or more hours on Election Day. Check the list provided by the Virginia Department of Elections to see if you are eligible.
What’s on the Ballot?
While only Democratic presidential candidates will be on the ballot, any registered voter can vote on March 3. Virginia holds open primaries, and voters don’t register by party.
The Republican Party chose to select delegates to their national convention at a state convention. Therefore, no Republican candidates will appear on the March 3 ballot. In Virginia, political parties decide how they nominate their candidates, including using caucuses, mass meetings, primary elections and other methods.
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