Presidential Primaries in Virginia, Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Spring Elections, Tuesday, May 3, 2016,
City of Fairfax, Clifton, and Vienna
Presidential and General Election: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Presidential and Federal Election, November 8, 2016
November 8, General and Special Elections
Voter registration deadline: Oct. 17, 5 p.m.**
Mail-In absentee ballot request deadline: NOW through Nov. 1, 5 p.m.
In-person absentee voting begins*: Sept. 23
On Election Day, polling locations are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only registered voters are eligible to vote. To confirm whether you are registered to vote at your current address, visit the Virginia Department of Elections citizen's portal, vote.elections.virginia.gov, or call our office:
If you have moved or changed your name in the last four years, please register your
new address or name at: vote.elections.virginia.gov.
Voters may submit an absentee ballot request for the November 8, 2016 General and Special
Elections now through November 1. Please remember that voted ballots must be returned to
our office, by 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016. If you have a DMV ID, you may submit an
absentee ballot application online at: vote.elections.virginia.gov.
In-person absentee voting: In-person absentee voting will be available at the Fairfax County
Government Center, Conference Rooms 2/3. Weekdays: Sept. 23 + Oct. 14, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Oct. 17 + Nov. 4: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays: Oct. 1 + Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Satellite in-person voting Saturdays, Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 at eight additional locations throughout
the county, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekday satellite voting, Oct. 17 + Nov. 4, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.*
For locations and further information, please visit:
fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/absentee.htm. Registered voters may vote at any satellite location.
Fairfax County Election Officers Sought: We need you!
Election Officers Needed!
The Office of Elections is currently recruiting voters to serve as Election Officers a few days a year. Election Officers are needed at each of the 240 precincts in Fairfax County to run the polls and assist the voters.
View the "Being an Election Officer" Video at:
In order to be an Election Officer, you must:
Be fluent in English
Be a registered voter in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Be able to fulfill the Federal I-9 employment eligibility requirements
Attend a 3-hour training class
Arrive at the polling place at 5:00 am and remain until all work has been completed after the polls close at 7pm
Have basic computer skills
The Election Officer's main priority is to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the election process. A typical Election Day consists of:
arriving one hour before polls open to set up voting equipment
hanging up pertinent signage
preparing the polling room for voting
processing voters throughout the day
assisting with operating voting equipment
securing voting equipment and closing down the polling place at the end of the day.
Election Officers are offered a stipend of $175 for serving a full day. We especially encourage bilingual citizens to serve as we need language assistance in many precincts.
Residency in Fairfax County is not required. It is a wonderful opportunity for those interested in the election process or public service, and we need civic-minded individuals to help make Election Day a success!
Virginia polls are open from 6:00am to 7:00pm. If you are in line at 7:00pm you will be allowed to vote.
Where do I vote? Find your polling place,click here.
Election Day Information: On Election Day polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Voter Registration: If you are already registered at your current address, you do not need to register again.
ID Required to Vote
Important Notice: New Voter ID Requirements
Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of valid photo identification (photo ID) at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without valid photo ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality's electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted.
Please Note: Valid
means the document is
bears the photograph of the voter, and is not expired for more than 12 months
Acceptable forms of identification include the following:
valid Virginia driver's license;
valid United States passport;
identification card issued by a government agency of the Commonwealth, one of its political
subdivisions, or the United States;
valid student identification
containing a photograph of the voter
issued by any institution of higher
education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
any valid employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the
voter in the ordinary course of the employer's business
Virginia Voter Photo ID Card obtained through any local general registrar's office