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Special Election for FCPS At-Large School Board Member

There will be a special election for the At-Large School Board member on Tuesday, August 29th from 6 am until 7 pm. 

Here's more from FCPS: 

Fairfax County Circuit Court Sets August 29 for Special Election to Fill School Board Seat

News Release

JUNE 15, 2017

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The Fairfax County Circuit Court has ordered a special election for Tuesday, August 29, 2017, to fill the Fairfax County School Board seat left vacant by the resignation of At-Large member Jeanette Hough. The winner of the election will serve the remainder of that term, which extends to January 1, 2020.

The School Board passed a resolution on June 9 to direct Fairfax County Public Schools Division Counsel to file a petition with the Circuit Court to issue a writ of election authorizing a special election.

Hough resigned on May 31. Virginia law requires School Boards to petition the court within 15 days to issue a writ of election to fill the vacancy. Virginia law also requires that the special election must be held “not fewer than 45 days nor more than 90 days after the occurrence of the vacancy.”

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Fairfax City Special election: Election to fill a City Council seat.

Fairfax City Council Seat Special Election

September 12, 2017 

Election Day Hours:

  • September 12, 2017 Special Election: 6 a.m.-7 p.m.


  • August 29, 2017 - Last day to register 11:59 online, 5 p.m. in person or postmarked by that date. For more information about voter registration visit the Voter Information Page.

Absentee Voting:

You may request an absentee ballot to be sent to you by mail up to one year prior to the election in which you wish to vote absentee.  In-Person absentee voting is available 45 days prior to each election. All ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on election night in order to be counted. Ballots may be returned by mail or returned in person by the voter.

Absentee Voting by Mail

  • Absentee Application
  • Ballots will be available on July 28
  • Ballots will be mailed within three business days of receiving your application after ballots are available
  • September 5, 2017,  5 p.m - Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed.

In-Person Absentee Voting

  • July 28, - September 8, 2017; Monday - Friday; 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., excluding holidays
  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Last day to absentee vote in person

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Upcoming Elections: State Primaries: June 13, 2017

Candidate Status for Primary Elections, June 13, 2017

Candidates in the Primary Elections are challenging others within their own parties. They are the only ones who appear on the primary ballot. Candidates nominated by a method other than a primary and Independents can file for certification up to June 13 and, if certified, will appear on the ballot for the General Election in on November 7th..


Democratic Candidates for Governor


  • Ralph S. Northam
  • Tom S. Perriello


Republican Candidates for Governor

  • Edward W. "Ed" Gillespie
  • Corey A. Stewart
  • Frank W. Wagner


Democratic Candidates for Lieutenant Governor


Justin E. Fairfax

Gene J. Rossi

Susan S. Platt


Republican Candidates for Lieutenant Governor

Bryce E. Reeves

Glenn R. Davis, Jr.

Jill H. Vogel


Democratic Candidates for HOD 42 

Kathy K.L. Tran 

N. Tilly Blanding 


Democratic Candidates for HOD 67 

Karrie K. Delaney 

John W. Carey 

Hannah K. Risheq 


To see all the certified candidates on the ballot in Fairfax County on June 13th, click here.