Fairfax County Absentee Voting Begins Today

Election Day 2013This fall, Northern Virginia voters will go to the polls to select a U.S. Senator, U.S. House of Representatives (Reston is in the 11th Congressional District), as well as a proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment and a transportation bond.

Can’t make on Nov. 4? In-person absentee voting begins today.

Here is what you need to know:

You will need a photo ID to vote absentee in-person. If you need a photo ID, there are many opportunities countywide.

In-person absentee voting for the Nov. 4 General Election begins Friday, Sept. 19 at the Fairfax County Government Center. Voting is in the Office of Elections, Conference Rooms 2/3.

Weekday Schedule

Sept. 19 to Oct. 10  (Office closed Oct. 13 for Columbus Day)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Extended Hours Oct. 14 to Nov. 2
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday Schedule (Nov. 1 is last day to absentee vote in-person)
Sept. 27 to Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition, there will be seven satellite locations throughout the county, including at the North County Human Services Building, 1850 Cameron Glen Dr,, in Reston. Saturday hours beginning Sept. 27 and weekday hours beginning Oct. 14.

Weekday Schedule

Oct. 14 to Nov. 1 (Locations closed Oct. 13 for Columbus Day)
Monday – Friday: 3:30 to 7 p.m.
Saturday Schedule (Nov. 1 is last day to absentee vote in-person)
Sept. 27  to Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Absentee ballots, which voters need to have applied to receive by mail, will be mailed from the Office of Elections beginning approximately Sept. 19 to those whose applications have been received.

The deadline to submit an application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Except for some first-time registrants, a photo ID is not required for those voting absentee by mail.

More information on mail-in absentee voting and deadlines from Fairfax County.

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