Eligible voters in Fairfax County must be 18 years of age, current U.S. citizens, residents of the County. Eligible residents must register by Oct. 4 in order to vote on Nov. 2.

Eligible residents may register to vote year-round, except for the 28 days prior to a general or primary election.

To register to vote, call 703-222-0776 or visit Fairfax County General Registrar's Office at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323. The Registrar's Office is open from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applications to register to vote by mail can be found at the Department of Motor Vehicles, public libraries, military recruitment offices, public assistance agency offices, government centers, Board of Supervisors offices, the citizen information desk at the County Government Center lobby, or at the Judicial Center information desk.


Voters must show valid identification at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include:

* Virginia Voter Information Card

* Virginia driver's license or special identification card issued by the DMV

* Valid United States passport

* Military ID card

* Any Federal, state or local government-issued ID card

* Employer-issued photo ID card

* Social Security card


Voters who will not be able to get to the polls on election day may vote via absentee ballot. Absentee voters can mail in an absentee application to the General Registrar's Office or pick up the application at the Registrar's Office or online at


Fairfax County voters will cast ballots this year for U.S. President, Congress, on two state constitutional amendments and on four county bond referendums.

The candidates are:


*George W. Bush (R) and Dick Cheney (R), incumbents.

*John Kerry (D) and John Edwards (D)


*James Moran (D), incumbent

*Lisa Marie Cheney (R)

*James Hurysz (I)


*Frank Wolf (R), incumbent

*James Socas (D)


*Tom Davis (R), incumbent

*Ken Longmyer (D)

*Joseph Oddo (I)


Question 1: Shall Section 6 of Article II of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to provide that members of the United States House of Representatives, Virginia Senate and House of Delegates who are serving in the year following a new United States census, when decennial redistricting is required, shall complete their terms of office and continue to represent the district from which they were elected for that term of office and that any vacancy during the term shall be filled from the same district that elected the member whose term is being filled?

Question 2: Shall Section 16 of Artile V of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to provide for additional possible successors to fill the office of Governor in the event of an emergency of enemy attack and until the House of Delegates is able to meet to elect a governor?


*Human Services Facilties, $32.5 million: to build and repair mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse rehabilitation facilities and juvenile shelters.

*Libraries, $52.5 million: to build and repair libraries across the county.

*Parks and park facilities, $75 million: to build and repair park facilities and to buy new parkland. $65 million of this referendum is for the Fairfax County Park Authority and $10 million is for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

*Transportation, $165 million: To build road improvements, sidewalks and to help fund the region's Metro system.


<bt>The Board of Supervisors is responsible for drawing up the county's annual budget, setting the real estate tax rate and overseeing public services. They also decide land use cases, setting levels of development, and handle constituent services.

There is no elected executive office in Fairfax County. Instead, Supervisors appoint a county executive. The current county executive is Anthony H. Griffin.

There are nine Supervisor districts in Fairfax County. Every four years, voters elect one Supervisor from each district. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors is the top elected official in the county, elected by all voters.

Current supervisors, term: Jan. 1, 2004 - Dec. 31, 2007

Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman, Elected At-Large

Fairfax County Government Center

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 530

Fairfax, VA 22035-0079

Phone: 703-324-2321, TTY 703-324-2319

Fax: 703-324-3955


Sharon Bulova, Vice Chairman, Braddock District

Kings Park Library

9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015-1608

Phone: 703-425-9300, TTY 703-978-7973

Fax: 703-503-9583


Joan M. DuBois, Dranesville District

McLean Governmental Center

1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101-3415

Phone: 703-356-0551, TTY 711

Fax: 703-821-4275

Herndon Office (staffed Mon. - Thur., 8 a.m. - noon only)

730 Elden Street, Herndon, VA 20170-4637

Phone: 703-471-5076, TTY 711

Fax: 703-437-3210


Michael R. Frey, Sully District

Sully District Governmental Center

4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151-3808

Phone: 703-814-7100, TTY 703-814-7109

Fax: 703-814-7110


Penelope A. Gross, Mason District

Mason District Governmental Center

6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003-2029

Phone: 703-256-7717, TTY 703-642-3540

Fax: 703-354-8419


Catherine Hudgins, Hunter Mill District

North County Governmental Center

12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston, VA 20190-3307

Phone: 703-478-0283, TTY 703-736-4460

Fax: 703-471-6847


Gerry Hyland, Mount Vernon District

Mount Vernon Governmental Center

2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306-2799

Phone: 703-780-7518, TTY 711

Fax: 703-780-1491


Dana Kauffman, Lee District

Franconia Governmental Center

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310-2508

Phone: 703-971-6262, TTY 711

Fax: 703-971-3032


Elaine McConnell, Springfield District

West Springfield Governmental Center

6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152-1579

Phone: 703-451-8873, TTY 703-455-6691

Fax: 703-451-3047

Fairfax County Government Center

12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 233

Fairfax, VA 22035-0001

Phone: 703-324-2500, TTY 711

Fax: 703-324-3149


Linda Q. Smyth, Providence District

8739 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-2198

Phone: 703-560-6946, TTY 703-207-9407

Fax: 703-207-3541



<bt>State delegates and senators constitute the state's legislative branch. They draw up the state's budget and pass bills which must be signed by the Governor before they become law. Legislative sessions start in January and last 30 days in odd years and 60 days in even years. There are 100 delegates, 17 representing Fairfax County, and 40 senators, nine representing Fairfax County.

The General Assembly was first convened in Jamestown in 1619, making Virginia's legislature the oldest continuous law-making body in the world.

Fairfax County/City Senators

To contact your senator at the Capitol Office send correspondence, with respective name, to:

Senate of Virginia, P.O. Box 396, Richmond, Va., 23218

30th Senate District

* Patricia S. Ticer, Democrat

City Hall - 301 King St., Room 2007, Alexandria, Va., 22314-3211

Phone: (703)549-5770; Fax: (703) 739-6761


31st Senate District

* Mary Margaret Whipple, Democrat

3556 North Valley St., Arlington, Va., 22207-4445

Phone: (703) 538-4097; Fax: (703) 538-2486

32nd Senate District

* Janet D. Howell, Democrat

P.O. Box 2608, Reston, Va., 20195-0608

Phone: (703) 709-8283; Fax: (703) 435-1995


33rd Senate District

* Bill Mims, Republican

P.O. Box 741, Leesburg, Va., 20178-0741

Phone: (703) 779-1888; Fax: (703) 777-4001

34th Senate District

* Jeannemarie Devolites, Republican

P.O. Box 936, Vienna, Va., 22183

Phone: (703) 938-7972; Fax: (703) 938-1706

35th Senate District

* Dick L. Saslaw, Democrat (Minority Leader)

P.O. Box 1856, Springfield, Va., 22151-0856

Phone: (703) 978-0200; Fax: (703) 978-1221


36th Senate District

* Toddy Puller, Democrat

P.O. Box 73, Mount Vernon, Va., 22121-0073

Phone: (703) 765-1150; Fax: (703) 765-9243

37th Senate District

* Ken Cuccinelli, Republican

P.O. Box 684, Centreville, Va., 20122

Phone: (703) 766-0635; Fax: (703) 766-0637


39th Senate District

* Jay O'Brien, Republican

P.O. Box 5, Clifton, Va., 20124

Phone: (703) 750-0936; Fax: (703) 750-1183

Fairfax County/City House of Delegates:

To contact your house delegate at the Capitol Office send correspondence, with respective name, to:

General Assembly Building, P.O. Box 406, Richmond, Va., 23218

34th House District

* Vince F. Callahan, Jr., Republican

P.O. Box 1173, McLean, Va., 22101

Phone: (703) 356-1925; Fax: (703) 356-9614


35th House District

* Steve C. Shannon, Democrat

P.O. Box 1143, VIenna, Va., 22183

Phone: (703) 380-7143; e-mail:

36th House District

* Ken Plum, Democrat

2073 Cobblestone Lane, Reston, Va., 20191

Phone: (703) 758-9733; Fax: (703) 391-0865


37th House District

* Chap Petersen, Democrat

P.O. Box 887, Fairfax, Va., 22030

Phone: (703) 591-5133; Fax: (703) 591-3530


38th House District

* Robert Hull, Democrat

P.O. Box 2331, Falls Church, Va., 22042

Phone: (703) 573-4855; Fax: (703) 560-1271


39th House District

* Vivian E. Watts, Democrat

8717 Mary Lee Lane, Annandale, Va., 22003

Phone: (703) 978-2989; Fax: (703) 978-5762


40th House District

* Tim Hugo, Republican

P.O. Box 893, Centreville, Va., 20122

Phone: (703) 968-4101; Fax: (703) 569-6727


41st House District

* Jim Dillard, Republican

4709 Briar Patch Lane, Fairfax, Va., 22032

Phone: (703) 323-9556; e-mail:

42nd House District

* David Albo, Republican

P.O. Box 6405, Springfield, Va., 22152

Phone: (703) 451-3555; Fax: (703)455-0043


43rd House District

* Mark Sickles, Democrat

P.O. Box 10628, Alexnadria, Va., 22310

Phone: (703) 317-0036; Fax: (703) 317-9778


44th House District

* Kristen Amundson, Democrat

P.O. Box 143, Mount Vernon, Va., 22121

Phone: (703) 619-0444; Fax: (703) 360-8446


45th House District

* Marian Van Landingham, Democrat

301 King St., Alexandria, Va., 22314

Phone: (703) 549-2511


46th House District

* Brian Moran, Democrat

4154 Duke St., Alexandria, Va., 22304

Phone: (703) 370-4154; Fax: (703) 370-4011


49th House District

* Adam Ebbin, Democrat

P.O. Box 41827, Arlington, Va., 22204

Phone: (703) 549-8253; Fax: (703) 739-6761


53rd House District

* Jim Scott, Democrat

P.O. Box 359, Merrifield, Va., 22116

Phone: (703) 560-8338; Fax: (703)-425-1093


67th House District

* Gary Reese, Republican

11928 Bennett Road, Oak Hill, Va., 20171

Phone: (703) 476-4505; Fax: (703) 716-9064


86th District

* Tom Rust, Republican

730 Elden St., Herndon, Va., 20170

Phone: (703) 437-9400; Fax: (703) 435-6655



The Fairfax County Sheriff leads the Sheriff's Office. The office is responsible for managing the Adult Detention Center, providing security in the courthouse, and serving civil law process. The Sheriff is elected every four years.

Fairfax County Sheriff Stan Barry is serving his second term.


The Commonwealth's Attorney serves as prosecutor in criminal and traffic cases. The principal focus of this office is major crimes, and the office works closely with the City of Fairfax Police Department. Elected to a four-year term, the current Commonwealth's Attorney is Robert Horan, Democrat.

Fairfax County Judicial Center

4110 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 123



The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District's goal is to protect the county's streams and natural resources. Because the NVSWCD is not a regulatory agency, its mission is primarily to educate the public, which it does through volunteer programs and newsletters. A five-member board runs the agency. Three directors are elected in a general election every four years, and two are appointed by the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board. A seven-member full-time staff carries out the goals set forth by the board.

Current Board of Directors:

David Bulova, began first term Jan. 1, 2004

Greg Evans, serving third elected term

Sally Ormsby, serving second elected term

Jean Packard, served in 1970's and reappointed in 1989

Adria Bordas, appointed in 2002