ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee Voting for 2017

If you’re eligible to vote absentee, you may mail in an Absentee Ballot Application or you may vote early in-person absentee at satellite locations around Fairfax County.
*Note for August 29 Special Election: Satellite location voting will not be available — only the main Fairfax County Government Center will be open  for in-person absentee voting.  Click here for details.

Click here to apply online for a mail-in absentee ballot
Click here to download and print the Mail-In Absentee Ballot Application

To vote by mail, complete and sign the Application and send it to the Office of Elections.  You can:

After you submit the Application, the ballot will be mailed to you at the address you provide.  The completed ballot must be received at the Office of Elections by 7pm on Election Night.

For more information about absentee voting, visit the Fairfax County Office of Elections website.

If you need assistance, call (703) 222-0776.

Some reasons you can vote absentee
Use the reason codes on the Absentee Ballot Application.

  • Will you be outside of Fairfax County (such as a nearby county or out of state)  for work, business or personal reasons on the next election day? Use Code 1C or 1D
  • Are you or your spouse going to school or college outside of Fairfax? Use Code 1A or1B
  • Will you be working and commuting for 11 hours or more between 6am and 7pm on the next election day (even if you never leave Fairfax County)? Use Code 1E
  • Do you have a disability or illness, are you pregnant, or are you taking care of a disabled or ill family member at home? Use Code 2A, 2B, or 2C
  • Are you a first responder? Use Code 1F
  • Will you or your spouse be on active military duty outside of Fairfax on the next election day? Use Code 6A or Code 6B
  • Will you be temporarily residing outside of the US on the next election day? Use Code 6C or 6D