Voter Guide

Don’t miss your chance to vote because you have not registered in the state or will be out of town on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th. Follow the links below to accomplish various tasks as listed.

General election information:

If you are not sure about your precincts, district or current elected officials, please follow the link:

Important Dates to Remember:

September 20:  In Person Absentee Voting begins at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2/3, and all satellite locations listed below.

October 15:  Voter Registration Deadline In-Person/By Mail: 5:00 p.m. and Online: 11:59 p.m.

October 29:  Deadline to apply to receive an Absentee Ballot by mail, fax and online: 5:00 p.m. 

November 2:  Deadline for In Person Absentee Voting, 5:00 p.m.

November 5:  Absentee Ballot return deadline, 7:00 p.m.

Voter Registration:

You should be registered to vote on Tuesday, November 5th, or to vote early or absentee.  If you are not sure, please use the following link to find out:

If you are not registered to vote, you can register in 3 ways.

Early Voting / Absentee Voting:

Election is on a working day, Tuesday, November 5th. If you think you are not going to be able to come to the polls on November 5th, you can vote early in-person or you can vote ‘Absentee’. It is a great way to avoid any last minute schedule conflicts from impacting your ability to usher in change on November 5th.

Online voting is not allowed in Virginia. It’s very easy to request an ‘Absentee Ballot’. Once you receive the ballot in regular mail, you can poll the ballot and send in before the deadline listed above. You will need your Social Security Number and Virginia Driver’s License to request an ‘Absentee Ballot.’

You can request ‘Absentee Ballot’ request online at the link here:

OR you can print out, fill out and mail a simple ‘Absentee Ballot’ request form provided at the link here:

You can select one of the 20 different reasons to request an absentee ballot. The following are the 5 most popular reasons for a typical voter in Fairfax County OR for a Vinson For School Board volunteer.

1A: Student attending college or university outside of locality of residence in Virginia

1C: Business outside County/City of residence on election day

1E: I am working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM

2A: My disability or illness

6C: Temporarily residing outside of US

8A: Authorized representative of candidate or party serving inside the polling place

In Person Absentee Voting: Locations, Dates and Hours:

In person Absentee Voting is available at the Fairfax County Government Center and the satellite locations listed below. All district ballots are available in all these locations and that means you can go to any of these places to vote early, irrespective of the district you live in.

          12000 Government Center Parkway
          Fairfax, VA 22035
          Conference Rooms 2/3

Satellite Voting Locations. Please click on the satellite voting locations for respective addresses.

          September 20-October 16
          Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday…8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
          Thursday…8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
          Saturday October 5 & 12
          9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

          October 17-November 2
          Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday…8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
          Saturday October 19, 26, & November 2
          9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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