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Guide to voting absentee in Virginia

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(WUSA9) --  If you can't vote on Election Day on November 5, then you can still vote absentee in-person or by mail in Virginia.

The Virginia State Board of Elections says you can apply to vote absentee in-person by checking your registration status or calling your registrar's office. If you are not registered, you will have to wait five days after registration before you can be issued an absentee ballot (unless you are a military or overseas voter). If you have a Virginia DMV license or ID card, you can register online.

The Board of Elections says within 45 days before the election you can visit your local registrar's office to vote absentee in-person. At the registrar's office, you must show your ID and fill out an Absentee Application. Then you can vote absentee in-person using a voting machine in the registrar's office.

The last day to vote in-person is Saturday, November 2.

*see specific in-person voting information for Fairfax and Prince William counties below

VIRGINIA ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATION FORM: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/VoterForms/VirginiaAbsenteeBallotApplication.pdf

If you choose to vote absentee by mail, you will have to return the completed application form to your local registrar's office (it must be received by the local office no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 29), you will receive your ballot in the mail, then you can complete and return your ballot to your local registrar by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. 

* SPECIFIC INFORMATION FOR FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTIES IN-PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING:

FAIRFAX COUNTY

ABSENTEE VOTING - IN PERSON -
FAIRFAX GOVERNMENT CENTER

Office of Elections, Suite 323, Fairfax County Gov't Center, 12000 Gov't Center Pkwy., Fairfax, 22035

September 20-October 12
Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays (September 28, October 5, October 12): 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Office Closed On:
Monday, October 14, 2013 (Columbus Day)

October 15-November 2
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays (October 19, October 26, November 2): 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

ABSENTEE VOTING - IN PERSON - SATELLITE LOCATIONS:

  • Franconia Gov't Center, 6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria
  • Mason Gov't Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale
  • Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean
  • Mt. Vernon Gov't. Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria
  • North County Human Services Bldg, 1850 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston
  • Sully Gov't Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly
  • West Springfield Gov't Center, 6140 Rolling Rd Springfield

Satellite Locations Schedule:

  • September 28, October 5, October 12, October 19, October 26, November 2
    Hours: Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • October 15-November 1 (Closed October 14 for Columbus Day)
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Call the Fairfax County Office of Elections if you need further assistance: (703) 222-0776.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

All locations are closed Oct. 14th for Columbus Day.

Main Office: 9250 Lee Avenue, Suite1, Manassas, 20110

  • Weekdays (Sept.20 to Nov.1): 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 2 Late Thursdays (Oct. 24 and Oct. 31): 8:30 a.m. to
    8 p.m.
  • 2 Saturdays (Oct. 26 and Nov.2): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DMV-Woodbridge: 2731 Caton Hill Rd, Woodbridge, 22192

  • Weekdays (Sept.20 to Nov.1): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 2 Late Thursdays (Oct. 24 and Oct. 31):8 a.m. to
    8 p.m.
  • 5 Saturdays (Sept. 21 to Oct. 19): 8 a.m. to noon
  • 2 Saturdays (Oct. 26 and Nov.2): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Additional voting sites, dates, and hours:

Haymarket Town Hall: 15000 Washington St, Haymarket, 20169

  • 2 Thursdays (Oct. 24 and Oct.31): 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 2 Saturdays (Oct. 26 and Nov.2): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

McCoart Admin. Bldg/OccoquanRoom:
1 County Complex Ct., Prince William 22192

  • 2 Thursdays (Oct. 24 and Oct.31): 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 2 Saturdays (Oct. 26 and Nov.2): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please call the Prince William County Office of Elections if you need further assistance: (703) 792-6470.

 

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