Are You Ready for This?

Are You Ready for This?

Early voting for U.S. Presidential primary begins Friday, Jan. 19 in Fairfax County.

Early voting begins Friday, Jan. 19, for the March 5 presidential primary election

There are separate primaries for the Republican and Democratic candidates for president. In Virginia, voters do not register by political party, but a voter may only cast a ballot in one of the presidential primary elections.

Three locations will be open for early voting on weekdays:

Fairfax County Government Center: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon Governmental Center: 1 to 7 p.m.

North County Governmental Center: 1 to 7 p.m.

These voting locations will be closed for the George Washington Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19.

Before going to vote, double check the hours early voting sites are open because times vary by location.

Any registered voter can cast their ballot at any early voting site. The last day to vote early is Saturday, March 2, at 5 p.m. Weekend voting will be offered at every early voting sites on two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Saturday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, March 2

An additional 13 early voting locations will be available beginning Saturday, Feb. 24. Weekday voting hours at these locations will be from 1 to 7 p.m.

Burke Centre Library

Centreville Regional Library

Franconia Governmental Center

Great Falls Library

Herndon-Fortnightly Library

Jim Scott Community Center

Lorton Community Center

Mason Governmental Center

McLean Governmental Center

Sully Governmental Center

Thomas Jefferson Library

Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library

West Springfield Governmental Center          

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 5. If you wait to vote on that day, you will need to vote at your regularly assigned polling place.

Voters must show identification wherever they vote. You may use as ID a copy of your: current utility bill; bank statement; government check; paycheck; other government document with the voter’s name and address. Photo IDs remain an acceptable form of identification — and you can even use an expired Virginia driver’s license no matter how long ago it expired.