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Primary and Special Elections and Seventeen Year Olds

Guess what? Seventeen year olds who are registered to vote in Virginia can vote in Special Elections and in Primaries. Anyone who is qualified to register to vote who will be 18 before November 5, 2019, can register. Thus, the vast majority of FCPS seniors can register now.

Please send FCPS seniors you know to to find the name of their school. By registering through our links, which go directly to the Virginia Department of Elections, their school will get credit.

Which schools have students who can vote in the Special Election?

The following schools are most likely to have students in the 33rd District. We have unique URLs for each school, so students can click on the following links and they will each get credit for the challenge.

Chantilly High School

Herndon HS Students

South Lakes High School


Herndon's link, for example, is

Special Election for the 33rd Senate District

The Special Election will take place on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When Jennifer Wexton won the 10th District Election for US Congress, that opened up her Senate Seat in Virginia, the 33rd Senate District.

Candidates in the Special Election:

Jennifer Boysko (D)

Joe May (R)

See the Top 10 of the Special Election flyer here.

See the map of the Senate District 33 and the District Profile.

If Jennifer Wexton is your Senator, you can vote in the Special Election. Double check here. Only qualified voters of the 33rd District are eligible to vote in this election.

Absentee Voting (by Mail and In-Person) has already begun!


Fairfax County Residents of the 33rd:

Vote in person in the Fairfax County Office of Elections, Suite 343, Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax, VA 22035 on M, T, W, and Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm; 8 am to 7 pm on Thursday

Only Saturday of In-Person Voting: Saturday, January 5th: Only day of In-Person Absentee Voting, 9 am to 5 pm

        Mailed Absentee Ballots must be requested by Jan. 2nd and arrive in the Election Office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 8th.

The 33rd District is split between Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Here are the Fairfax County Precincts, which will be open on Tuesday, January 8th from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Election Day:

Loudoun County Residents of the 33rd:

For Loudoun residents, vote In-Person Absentee Voting Location and Schedule (no satellite voting location for this election);

Voter Registration Office
750 Miller Dr. SE, Suite C
Leesburg, VA 20175

Monday through Friday (through January 4, 2019) - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note that the Loudoun County Office is closed on December 24 and 25, and December 31 and January 1. 


About District 33

As of the 2011 redistricting, a total of 196,178 civilians reside within Virginia's thirty-third state senate district.[2] Virginia state senators represent an average of 200,026 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 176,963 residents.[4]

See the writ of the election.

How were the candidates Chosen to run in the special election?

The Democrats called a Firehouse Primary on Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Republicans called a Mass District-wide election on Sunday, November 18th at 5 p.m.

Democratic Firehouse Primary

Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Herndon Municipal Center

777 Lynn St, Herndon, VA 20170


Cascades Senior Center

21060 Whitfield Pl, Sterling, VA 20165


Tolbert Elementary

691 Potomac Station Dr, NE Leesburg, VA 20176


Rosa Lee Carter Elementary

43330 Loudoun Reserve Dr, Ashburn, VA 20148

Read the Democratic Call to Caucus here.

Republican Party Mass Meeting

Sunday, November 18th, 5 p.m.

Fairfax Christian School

22870 Pacific Boulevard

Dulles, VA

For more, visit

Read the Mass Meeting Call

Voting in Party Primaries

Did you know that when you register to vote in Virginia, you DO NOT register to vote by party? Virginia is an Open Primary state which means that any registered voter in Virginia can vote in either a Democratic or Republican primary. When both parties are holding a primary election, you will be asked which primary you want to vote in when you check in to vote with your photo ID. Note, you may only vote in one primary.