Voter Information for Fairfax County

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General Election: Tuesday November 3rd, 2015. Polls open 6 am – 7 pm (you cannot be turned away if you are in line by 7 pm).

Offices on the Ballot in Fairfax County: State Senate, House of Delegates, Board of Supervisors, School Board, Clerk of Court, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Sheriff, Soil & Water Conservation Board Members. Look for our “Vote Blue” sample ballots just before you enter your polling place, to find candidates who support mainstream Blue values, or see our list of candidates.

Sue Langley

Voting is our most sacred democratic responsibility as American citizens because voting is the very foundation of our democracy. Voting is also a precious right, for which African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women and others struggled for decades to win. As an Asian American, I know how very precious our right to vote is. Our vote is our voice, but it is only heard when we exercise our right to vote.

It only takes a few minutes at to register to vote, verify your voter registration, update your address or name, find your polling place or view your ballot for the upcoming election. If it’s not convenient for you to vote on Election Day, you may qualify to vote early, in-person or by an absentee ballot. Click on the various topics below to learn more. We want every citizen to vote, to assure our Democracy works for all of us.

– Sue Langley, Chair, Fairfax County Democratic Committee

Election Year Guidelines: Virginia has a General Election every year on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November.   Federal Offices (president, senators, congressmen) are elected in even-numbered years. State and local offices are elected in odd-numbered years. If primaries are called by the political parties, they are held on the second Tuesday in June.


Political Signs: Political signs must comply with local ordinance, Chapter 9.5 of Title 24.2, Code of Virginia, and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) regulations. No sign shall be erected earlier than 75 days prior to nomination, election or referendum, AND all signed shall be removed with fifteen days after the announced results of the nomination, election or referendum.


Election Authorities:

Fairfax County Office of Elections
The Electoral Board and the General Registrar
Fairfax County Governmental Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323, Fairfax, VA 22015
Open for business weekdays, 8 am to 6 pm
Electoral Board: 703-324-4735, FAX: 703-324-4706.
General Registrar: 703-222-0776, FAX: 703-324-2205

Virginia State Board of Elections
Suite 101, 200 North 9th Street, Richmond, VA 23219-3485
804-864-8901 Toll Free: 800-552-9745 FAX: 804-371-0194

Be sure to bring a photo ID when you vote (click here for information).

Additional voter information – click here


Click here to download the Virginia Voter Registration Application
Formulario en Español ~ Spanish Voter Registration Application