Voting in the Virginia Election

Find the most up to date information available regarding the upcoming election at the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Important Information for Voters

Virginia has a very important election this Fall. New laws make it easier than ever to cast your ballot.

If you are not yet registered to vote in Virginia, or you have moved to a new address since the last election, go to https://fairfaxvotes.org/home/   to register or update your address.  You do NOT need to be a Fairfax County resident to use this site.  You will be linked to the official state voter portal. The voter registration deadline is October 12.

 

You have three ways to cast your ballot:

  • Early voting in person (recommended method) starts September 17

  • On Election Day in person (November 2)

  • By mail-in ballot (absentee ballot requests can be sent now)

 

Voting early in-person is the best way to be sure your ballot will be counted.  New laws make this option the most convenient way to vote. Visit any early voting location (see the addresses and dates for each location below).  

You no longer need to provide a reason to vote early.  Everybody is eligible.  If you requested a mail-in ballot but later decide to vote early in-person, just bring your mail-in ballot with you to the early voting location.  

     •     Fairfax County has 3 locations opening on September 17 and an additional 13 early voting locations on October 21. See the list of early voting locations and the operating hours below.  Fairfax residents can vote at any early voting location in the county regardless of where in the county they live.

     •     Alexandria, Arlington and Falls Church also begin early voting on September 17.   Use these websites to get more detailed information on locations and hours.

     •               ARLINGTON:  https://vote.arlingtonva.us/Early-Voting

     •               ALEXANDRIA:  https://www.alexandriava.gov/elections/info/default.aspx?id=1720#VotingInPerson

     •               FALLS CHURCH:  https://www.fallschurchva.gov/1970/Early-Absentee-Voting

If you vote in-person, be sure to bring a valid voter ID such as a driver’s license, student ID card, or any government issued photo ID.

 

To vote by mail

1) you must request an absentee ballot, 

2) complete and sign your ballot and have someone sign as a witness, 

3) return your ballot by mail (no later than October 27) or use a secured drop box at one of the early voting locations.  

 

To request a mail-in ballot, go to  https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/

 

 

To vote on Election Day, go to your local precinct location.  You can find the location of your local precinct by going to https://fairfaxvotes.org/home/.

 


Early voting locations for Fairfax County (more details at  https://fairfaxvotes.org/early/ )

 

Starting on September 17th you can vote early at these 3 locations

  • Fairfax County Govt Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, (Conference rooms 2/3)

  • Mt. Vernon Governmental Center  2511 Parkers Ln, Alexandria 22306

  • North County Governmental Center  1801 Cameron Glen Dr, Reston 20190



From October 21 to October 30, these 13 early voting locations will be available.

  • Burke Centre Library  5935 Freds Oak Rd, Burke

  • Centreville Regional Library  14200 St. Germain Dr, Centreville

  • Franconia Governmental Center  6121 Franconia Rd, Alexandria

  • Gerry Hyland Government Center  8350 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria

  • Great Falls Library  9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls

  • Herndon Fortnightly Library  768 Center St, Herndon

  • Mason Governmental Center  6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale

  • McLean Governmental Center  1437 Balls Hill Rd, McLean

  • Providence Community Center  3001 Vaden Dr, Fairfax 

  • Sully Governmental Center  4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly 

  • Thomas Jefferson Library  7415 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church

  • Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library  7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church

  • West Springfield Governmental Center  6140 Rolling Rd, Springfield
     

Hours of operation:
 

  • Weekdays: Fairfax County Govt Center 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  All other locations 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday (October 24th only) All locations 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Websites for election offices in Northern Virginia (shows addresses and hours for early voting locations)

FAIRFAX COUNTY          https://fairfaxvotes.org/early/

                                         https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/

 

For updates to voting-related information, visit https://fairfaxvotes.org/home/

 

Why this Election is Important

  • Your state officials and legislature have the power to adopt important laws and regulations that affect your health, your financial situation, your safety and your rights as a citizen.

  • Over the past two years, the House of Delegates has led the General Assembly's efforts to enact many important reforms, such as:

    • More convenient ways to vote

    • Better management of the Covid-19 pandemic

    • Improved economic policies

    • Improved access to health care at lower cost

    • Support for quality public education

    • Support for affordable housing

    • Addressing the challenges from climate change.


 

 

GET REGISTERED TO VOTE NOW IF YOU AREN'T YET REGISTERED

VOTE EARLY AT A LOCATION CONVENIENT FOR YOU

 

https://fairfaxvotes.org/home/