Election season officially begins when absentee voting opens Friday in Fairfax County.
There are 19 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia, including working and commuting to and from home for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Check the Virginia Department of Elections list to see if you are eligible.
Absentee voting will be available at the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax) through Nov. 5.
Sept. 23 to Oct. 14
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Monday, Oct. 10 (Columbus Day).
Oct. 17 to Nov. 4
- Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov.5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Satellite locations, including the North County Governmental Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Dr. in Reston, open Oct. 1. Satellite location hours:
- Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Oct. 17 to Nov. 4. Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Visit the Virginia Department of Elections citizen portal to get a mail-in absentee ballot. Your ballot must be received by Nov. 1. You will need your Social Security Number and information on your Virginia Driver’s License to complete the application. Information is also provided on how to apply if you do not have a driver’s license.
See the above video for information on how to mail in your ballot so it will surely count.
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