Fairfax County Launches Absentee Voting

Can't get to the polls on Election Day? Cast your ballot early.

Absentee voting is now under way for Fairfax County residents.  

Through Oct. 16, in-person voting is at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323 in Fairfax. Voting is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

On Oct. 17, absentee balloting will continue at the Government Center, and the county will open satellite voting locations, including the Sully Governmental Center on Stonecroft Boulevard in Chantilly and the North County Human Services Building on Cameron Glen Drive in Reston.

Satellite locations will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. through Nov. 2 weekdays and Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20, 27 and Nov. 3. 

Voters qualify for absentee balloting if they:

are a student or the spouse of a student attending a school outside Fairfax County 

  • will be away from Fairfax County on business 
  • will be working and commuting for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. 
  • will be away from Fairfax County on personal business or vacation 
  • are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability (see below for physical disability or illness) 
  • are pregnant 
  • are the primary caretaker of a confined family member 
  • have a religious obligation 
  • are confined awaiting trial 
  • are confined having been convicted of a misdemeanor 
  • are an election official 
  • are on active duty in the military outside Fairfax County 
  • are the spouse or dependent residing with a member of the military outside Fairfax County 
  • are an overseas citizen* whose most recent United States residence was in Fairfax County 
  • are a designated representative of a candidate or a party inside the polls 
  • have moved out of state 30 days or less prior to election day and are unable to register in your new state (ballot for President/Vice President only).

Click here for more information on mail-in absentee voting.

Click here for more information on voter registration.


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