|Early Voting Information: Early voting for the November 7 General Election will continue through Saturday, November 4, for the following local and state offices:Board of Supervisors (Chairman and all districts)School Board (At Large and all districts)Commonwealth’s AttorneySheriffVirginia House of Delegates and Senate (All districts)Clerk of the CourtTowns of Clifton and Vienna (Mayor and Town Council )Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District|
There is also a $435 million public school bond on the ballot. If approved, the public schools’ plans include using this money to plan and design, renovate and build schools.
As a result of redistricting, which is a legally required process to adjust election districts every 10 years, voters may find that some districts have changed. Before going to vote, double check your district by looking up your voter information on the Virginia Department of Elections online portal.
Before going to vote, please double check the hours early voting sites are open because times vary by location. Starting September 22nd, three locations will be open for early voting on weekdays:
Friday, September 22 – Saturday, November 4 Fairfax County Government CenterConference Rooms 2/312000 Government Center Parkway, FairfaxWeekdays: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Saturdays, September 23, October 28 & November 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, October 29: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.**********************************************************Mount Vernon Governmental Center2511 Parks Lane, Alexandria&North County Governmental Center1801 Cameron Glen Drive, RestonWeekdays: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.Saturdays, September 23, October 28 & November 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, October 29: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
These locations will be the only places available for early voting until October 26, when an additional 13 sites (4 in Dranesville) will open. Any registered voter can cast their ballot at any early voting site. The last day to vote early is Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m.
Vote By MailFor voters who already requested them, their absentee ballots will begin to arrive in the mail after September 22. To vote by mail, you must apply by October 27 at 5 p.m., and any registered voter can absentee vote by mail without needing a reason or excuse.
The fastest and most secure way to apply is online on the Virginia Department of Elections website. You’ll also be able to track the status of your application, as well as when your ballot is mailed to you. Your Virginia driver’s license number is needed to apply online, along with the last four digits of your Social Security number.
If you don’t want to mail back your cast ballot, you can return it at a drop-off box at any early voting site during the hours they’re open. There also is a 24-hour secure, drop-off box available outside the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Pkwy).
As a result of a new state law, you must now include the last four digits of your social security number and year of birth when filling out your return envelope for your mail-in ballot. This information will be behind a mailing flap so it won’t be publicly visible. Don’t forget to sign the envelope too.
For more information about early voting, voting by mail, and required identification, read the Early Voting Begins Sept. 22 for Nov. 7 General Election article, or visit the Office of Elections website.