Voting in the Virginia Election

 Election Day is Tuesday, November 5th. The deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration is Tuesday, October 5th. More information is available at the Virginia Department of Elections website.

General voting FAQ. 

  • Polls are open from 6:00am until 7:00pm.

  • Remember: As long as you are in line at your polling place by 7:00pm, you will be able to vote!

  • Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Tuesday, October 5th, 2019.

  • You may register to vote or check your status online by accessing the following link at the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal:  www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal

    • Scroll to the bottom of the page, click Go.

    • Enter your name, date of birth, last 4 digits of your social security number and your locality. And check the certification box.

    • You will now see your voter record

    • If you do not appear in the system, and you believe you are registered to vote, please contact your local registrar. You will find that contact information at: www.elections.virginia.gov/LocalGR

  • Virginia law requires all registered voters to show one acceptable photo ID to vote in person. The following are acceptable forms of identification:

    • Virginia driver’s license

    • Virginia DMV-issued photo ID

    • United States passport

    • Employer-issued photo ID

    • Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia (public or private)

    • Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID (including veteran’s photo ID)

    • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia

    • Virginia voter photo ID card

    • If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, simply go to your nearest voter registration office to get one for free. You can apply for a free Virginia voter photo ID card throughout the year at any local voter registration office, even on Election Day! You will be required to complete a photo ID application, have your photo taken, and sign a digital signature pad. Your Virginia voter photo ID card will be printed and mailed to your address on file in the Virginia voter registration system. You will be given a temporary ID by the registrar while you wait to receive your Virginia voter photo ID card.

    • If you get to your polling place without acceptable photo ID, you can vote a provisional ballot. You will need to submit a copy of a valid ID by 12:00 noon the Friday after the elections. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.

Absentee voting FAQ. 

  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.

  • You may also visit your local general registrar’s office and complete the application. If during the absentee ballot voting period your application is approved, you will be allowed to cast your vote at that time.

  • In the event that Fairfax County Government Offices close due to inclement weather, absentee voting will be cancelled. For additional information on operating status, please call the Fairfax County Government Emergency Information Line at 703-817-7771

Absentee voting at the Mason Governmental Center.

  • Please note this location will be open on Saturday, June 8 ONLY from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • The Mason Governmental Center is located at 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA.

Provisional voting FAQ. 

  • If you get to your polling place without acceptable photo ID, you can vote with a provisional ballot. You will need to submit a copy of a valid ID by 12:00pm (noon) the Friday after the election. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.

  • A provisional ballot is a ballot used to record the vote of an individual whose eligibility to vote cannot be confirmed at the polling location on election day by election officials or the general registrar.

  • You are given a provisional ballot if the Officers of Election and General Registrar cannot find your name in the pollbook, or there is some other question regarding your eligibility to vote (such as you received an absentee ballot). A provisional ballot is designed to protect your right to vote by allowing you to submit a ballot that will be counted if the underlying question of your eligibility can be resolved.

  • Additionally, if you go to your polling place and do not have proper photo ID, you will have to vote with a provisional ballot. Follow the instructions given to you by the Officers of Election so that you can provide your ID by the deadline, and your vote will be counted. You will need to submit a copy of a valid ID by 12:00pm (noon) the Friday after the election.

  • If you were turned away because you were at the wrong polling location, then you will need to vote at the polling location that is associated with the voter registration address. You can look up the polling address using Polling Place Lookup: 
     www.elections.virginia.gov/poll

  • If you were turned away for any other reason, return to your polling location and ask to vote with a provisional ballot. You will need to submit a copy of a valid ID by 12:00pm (noon) the Friday after the elections. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.

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