2013 Virginia Election Day Q&A

A quick look at what you need to know for Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Virginia, plus what you'll see on the ballot.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 for Election Day. (Patch file photo)
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 for Election Day. (Patch file photo)

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5 and if you're a little fuzzy on the details, Patch is here to help. 

Here's a quick rundown on the basics:

1. What time can I vote? 

On Election Day, polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

2. Where do I vote? 

Visit this State Board of Elections page, where you can plug in your address and find your polling place.

3. When will we know who won? 

Unofficial election returns are available after the polls close at 7 p.m. on Election night. Unofficial returns are updated throughout the night as the precincts report in. Keep an eye on your local Patch site for updates on local and statewide races.

4. I'm disabled and might need some help voting. What should I do? 

All polling places are wheelchair accessible. The availability of accessible voting equipment does not mean you must use the equipment. You may ask an election official to assist or bring an assistant with you. Voters who do not vote absentee and are physically incapable of entering the polling place, or are 65-years-old and older, have the option of voting curbside. Call the number posted outside the poll or send someone into the poll to notify an election officer of your need to vote curbside.

5. Who is on the ballot? In the statewide races, these are the names you will see (we've added links to campaign websites).



Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

House of Delegates, 86th District


Fairfax County Sheriff


Fairfax County residents will also see a school bond referendum on the ballot. For an in-depth look, visit this Fairfax County Public Schools page that gives all the details.

And, you can have all of this information at your fingertips by downloading Fairfax County's smartphone app. Get all the details here.


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