Dates and Deadlines for Election Day in Northern Virginia

Dates and Deadlines for Election Day in Northern Virginia

On or About Sept. 20: Absentee Voting begins at the Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Conference Rooms 2/3, Fairfax.

On or About Sept. 20: Absentee Voting begins at the Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Conference Rooms 2/3, Fairfax. Archive photo

  • On or About Sept. 20: Absentee Voting begins at the Office of Elections, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Conference Rooms 2/3, Fairfax

  • Oct. 15: Voter Registration Deadline. In-person: 5 p.m., online: 11:59 p.m.

  • Oct. 29: Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail, 5 p.m.

  • Nov. 2: Final day to vote absentee in-person, 5 p.m.

  • Nov. 5: Deadline to return your ballot to the Office of Elections, 7 p.m.

  • Nov. 5: Election Day, Polling Places open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fairfax County Office of Elections

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323

Fairfax, VA 22035

703-222-0776 TTY 711

When you register to vote in Virginia, you do not register to vote by party. Virginia is an Open Primary state which means that any registered voter in Virginia can vote in either a Democratic or Republican primary. When both parties are holding a primary election, you will be asked which primary you want to vote in when you check in to vote with your photo ID. Note, you may only vote in one primary.

Voter ID Requirements:

Per Virginia law effective July 1, 2014, all residents must provide valid photo identification when they vote in-person. Please consult the VA Department of Elections for the most up to date information regarding acceptable forms of voter photo ID.

Many types of photo ID are acceptable for voting in Virginia. You only need to show ONE acceptable photo ID to vote. Photo IDs can be used to vote up to one year after the ID has expired. Acceptable forms of valid identification: Virginia driver’s license, Virginia DMV-issued photo ID, United States passport, Employer-issued photo ID, Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia, Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID, Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID, Virginia Voter Photo ID card

If you get to your polling place without acceptable photo ID, you can vote a provisional ballot. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.


Member Virginia Senate, vote for one in your district

Member House of Delegates, vote for one in your district

Commonwealth's Attorney, vote for one

Sheriff, vote for one

Chairman Board of Supervisors, vote for one

Member School Board at Large

Member Board of Supervisors. vote for one in your district

Member School Board. vote for one in your district

Soil and Water Conservation Director Northern Virginia District

School Bonds Referenda

Voter Registration and Voter Photo ID Opportunities

The Office of Elections is open during normal business hours to provide residents the opportunity to register to vote or obtain a free voter photo ID if needed. The Office of Elections also provides residents opportunities to attend offsite events throughout the year.

School Bond Ballot Question

This is the text of the public school bond question that will be on the Nov. 5, 2019, general election ballot:

Shall Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money, and issue capital improvement bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $360,000,000 for the purposes of providing funds, in addition to funds from school bonds previously authorized, to finance, including reimbursement to the County for temporary financing for, the costs of school improvements, including acquiring, building, expanding and renovating properties, including new sites, new buildings or additions, renovations and improvements to existing buildings, and furnishing and equipment, for the Fairfax County public school system?

Candidates, Fairfax County

Chairman, Board of Supervisors

Jeffrey C. McKay (D)

Joseph F. Galdo (R)

Commonwealth’s Attorney

Steve T. Descano (D)

Jonathan L. Fahey (I)


Stacey Ann Kincaid (D)

Christopher F. De Carlo (I)

Board of Supervisors, District Representatives

Braddock District

James R. Walkinshaw (D)

S. Jason Remer (R)

Carey Chet Campbell (I)

Dranesville District

John W. Foust (D) incumbent

Ed. R. Martin (R)

Hunter Mill District

Walter L. Acorn (D) unopposed

Lee District

Rodney L. Lusk (D) unopposed

Mason District

Penelope A. "Penny" Gross (D) incumbent

Gary N. Aiken (R)

Mount Vernon District

Daniel G. "Dan" Storck (D) incumbent, unopposed

Providence District

Dalia A. Palchik (D), unopposed

Springfield District

Linda D. Sperling (D)

Patrick S. "Pat" Herrity (R) incumbent

Sully District

Kathy L. Smith (D) incumbent

Srilekha R. Palle (R)

School Board

School Board At-Large (vote for three)

Abrar E. Omeish (endorsed by Democrats)

Cheryl A. Buford (endorsed by Republicans)

Priscilla M. DeStefano (endorsed by Republicans)

Rachna Sizemore Heizer (endorsed by Democrats)

Vinson Palathingal (endorsed by Republicans)

Ilryong Moon, incumbent (withdrawn)

Karen A. Keys-Gamarra, incumbent (endorsed by Democrats)

Braddock District, School Board

Zia Tompkins (endorsed by Republicans)

Megan O. McLaughlin, incumbent (endorsed by Democrats)

Dranesville District, School Board

Anastasia S. Karloutsos (endorsed by Republicans)

Ardavan Mobasheri

Elaine V. Tholen (endorsed by Democrats)

Hunter Mill District, School Board

Laura Ramirez Drain (endorsed by Republicans)

Melanie K. Meren (endorsed by Democrats)

Lee District, School Board

Tamara J. Derenak Kaufax, incumbent, (endorsed by Democrats)

Mason District, School Board

Ricardy J. Anderson (endorsed by Democrats)

Tom L. Pafford

Mount Vernon District, School Board

Pamela C. Ononiwu

Steven D. Mosley (endorsed by Republicans)

Karen L. Corbett Sanders, incumbent (endorsed by Democrats)

Providence District, School Board

Andrea L. "Andi " Bayer (endorsed by Republicans)

Jung Byun

Karl V. Frisch (endorsed by Democrats)

Springfield District, School Board

Laura Jane H. Cohen (endorsed by Democrats)

R. Kyle McDaniel

Elizabeth L. Schultz, incumbent (endorsed by Republicans)

Sully District, School Board

Stella G. Pekarsky (endorsed by Democrats)

Tom A. Wilson, incumbent (endorsed by Republicans)

Soil and Water Conservation Director Northern Virginia District

Vote for Three

C. Jane Dudik (endorsed by Republicans)

Chris E. Koerner (endorsed by Democrats)

Christopher A. Bowen (endorsed by Republicans)

Edward F. McGovern (endorsed by Republicans)

Jonah E. "Jet" Thomas

Monica A. Billger (endorsed by Democrats)

Gerald Owen "Jerry" Peters Jr., incumbent, (endorsed by Democrats)

Candidates, General Assembly

House of Delegates

District 34

Kathleen J. Murphy (D), incumbent

Gary G. Pan (R)

District 35

Mark L. Keam (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 36

Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum, incumbent, unopposed

District 37

David L. Bulova (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 38

L. Kaye Kory (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 39

Nick O. Bell (R)

Vivian E. Watts (D), incumbent

District 40

Dan I. Helmer (D)

Timothy D. "Tim" Hugo (R), incumbent

District 41

Eileen Filler-Corn (D), incumbent

John M. Wolfe (I)

Rachel D. Mace (L)

District 42

Kathy K. L. Tran (D), incumbent

Steve P. Adragna (R)

District 43

Mark D. Sickles (D), incumbent

District 44

Paul E. Krizek (D), incumbent

Richard T. Hayden (R)

District 45

Mark H. Levine (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 46

Charniele L. Herring (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 47

Patrick A. Hope (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 48

Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 49

Alfonso H. Lopez (D), incumbent

Terry W. Modglin (I)

District 53

Marcus B. Simon (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 67

Karrie K. Delaney (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 86

Ibraheem S. Samirah (D), incumbent, unopposed

Virginia State Senate

District 30

Adam P. Ebbin (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 31

Barbara A. Favola (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 32

Janet D. Howell (D), incumbent

Arthur G. Purves (R)

District 33

Jennifer B. Boysko (D), incumbent

Suzanne D. Fox (R)

District 34

J. C. "Chap" Petersen (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 35

Richard L. "Dick" Saslaw (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 36

Scott A. Surovell (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 37

Dave W. Marsden (D), incumbent, unopposed

District 39

George L. Barker (D), incumbent

S. W. "Dutch" Hillenburg (R)