Four Important Things: Absentee Voting in Fairfax County
- Your absentee ballot is counted on election night and your vote is included with the reported results.
- There are 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia, including working and commuting to and from home for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Check the Virginia Department of Elections list to see if you are eligible (look for the Reason Codes for Voting Absentee section).
- There are two ways to vote absentee in Virginia: in-person and by mail. To do either, you should first check your voter registration status to make sure it is up-to-date.
Note: You will need to fill out an absentee application on-site prior to in-person voting. Voting absentee by mail? Consult the mail-in ballot section of this page for more information.
- You can apply for an absentee ballot online by accessing your Virginia Voter Record. You will need the following documents to complete this request:
• Social Security Number• Virginia Driver's LicenseYour application will be denied if you fail to provide the last four digits of your social security number or any other information required to determine your qualification to vote absentee. For additional information please visit the Virginia Department of Elections or contact the Fairfax County Office of Elections.
In-Person Absentee Voting Locations
If you prefer to vote in-person rather than request an absentee ballot online you may visit one of our in-person voting locations. Please note, however, the following information regarding changes to our schedule due to inclement weather.
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. Information is also available through the County’s website, Twitter (www.twitter.com/fairfaxcounty), and Facebook (www.facebook.com/fairfaxcounty).
FAIRFAX COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER
SATELITTE VOTING LOCATIONS
The following 9 satellite voting locations may not be available for all elections:
- Franconia Governmental Center - 6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, 22310
- Lorton Library - 9520 Richmond Hwy., Lorton, 22079
- Mason Governmental Center - 6507 Columbia Pike., Annandale, 22003
- McLean Governmental Center - 1437 Balls Hill Rd., Mclean, 22101
- Mount Vernon Governmental Center - 2511 Parkers Ln., Alexandria, 22306
- North County Governmental Center - 1801 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston, 20190
- Providence Community Center - 3001 Vaden Dr., Fairfax, 22031
- Sully Governmental Center - 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, 20151
- West Springfield Governmental Center - 6140 Rolling Rd., Springfield, 22152
Absentee Voting by Mail
Important note if you are voting absentee by mail using the United States Postal Service (USPS):
The USPS has changed its delivery standards and First Class mail delivery is now two to five days. Standard delivery is now two to nine days. Please take this into consideration and allow ample time to apply for and mail-in your absentee ballot so that it is delivered to the Office of Elections by Election Day at 7:00 pm.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot online, by mail, by fax, or by email is 7 days prior to Election Day by 5:00 pm.
What you need to do:
- You can apply for your absentee ballot online.
- Print, complete, and sign the absentee ballot application (PDF). Absentee ballot applications are also available for in-person visits at county governmental centers such as the Government Center as well as Fairfax County library branches.
- Send the completed application to us using one of the following methods:
- Scan then email the application to email@example.com
- Mail the application to the Office of Elections at Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038
- Fax the application to the Office of Elections at 703-324-3725
- Once your completed application is received and accepted, your absentee ballot will be sent to you within three business days. If you have questions about your ballot, call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).
The deadline to return your absentee ballot to the Office of Elections is Election Day at 7:00 pm.