In-Person and By-Mail Absentee Voting Begins Friday

Find out when, where and how eligible voters can vote by absentee for the upcoming Nov. 5 election.

In-person and by-mail absentee voting for the Nov. 5 election begins this Friday, Sept. 20.
In-person and by-mail absentee voting for the Nov. 5 election begins this Friday, Sept. 20.
Residents of both the Town of Herndon and the County of Fairfax can begin absentee voting for the upcoming Nov. 5 election beginning this Friday, Sept. 20.

In-person absentee voting is available at the Fairfax County Government Center, Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323, in Fairfax, as well as at seven satellite locations throughout the county. 

Voting hours at the Government Center are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beginning Oct. 15, the hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every weekday.

Saturday voting will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Sept. 28 to Nov. 2.

By-mail absentee ballots will be sent out to residents who have applied beginning this Friday, Sept. 20. For your vote to be included, it must be received by the elections office by 7 p.m. on election day, Nov. 5.

Fairfax County Satellite Locations for In-Person Absentee Voting:

These locations are available for voting on the following dates and times:

Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday - Friday: Oct. 15 - Nov. 1 

Hours: 3:30 - 7 p.m.

Franconia Governmental Center
6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria

North County Human Services Building
1850 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston

Mount Vernon Governmental Center
2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria

Mason Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Sully District Governmental Center
4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly

Dolley Madison Library
1244 Oak Ridge Ave., McLean

West Springfield Governmental Center
6140 Rolling Road, Springfield

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election is Oct. 15 at 5 p.m. The last day to apply to vote absentee is Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

How do you know if you are eligible to vote absentee? 
Click here for eligibility guidelines.


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Laurie Dodd September 28, 2013 at 04:23 PM
I voted today in Reston! If you might travel on Election Day out of the city or county where you vote, you can vote early at an Absentee Voting location. There are many other reasons not to wait for Election Day. Find reasons and locations here: <www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/absentee.htm>


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