Voting Has Begun in the 2021 General Election
Starting September 17th, 2021, you can vote early for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and your member of the House of Delegates. There are three early voting locations open in Fairfax County, with 13 additional locations opening on October 21st. And if you request to vote by mail, ballots will start being mailed out starting today. Virginia leads the nation in expanding voters’ rights, and that’s why we are excited to be supporting the Democratic ticket to keep Virginia moving forward.
Thanks to the Democratic-led General Assembly, voting is as easy a 1 – 2 – 3.
1. Confirm your registration
The deadline to register to vote or change your existing registration is October 12th. Use the Department of Elections Citizens’ Portal to confirm your registration and polling location.
Several polling locations have changed since the last election. Confirm your registration so you know your polling location in case you choose to vote on Election Day, November 2nd.
2. Know your voting options
Thanks to Democrats in the General Assembly, voting is easier than ever! See below for information on each of the ways you can cast your ballot in the 2021 General Election:
VOTE EARLY IN-PERSON
All registered voters can vote early without a reason or excuse! Early voting ballots are cast directly into the voting machine, so you can be confident your vote counts.
Fairfax County has THREE Early Vote Centers:
13 additional locations will open across Fairfax County starting Thursday, October 21st. All locations are open for 10 consecutive days from October 21st – 30th. The hours are 12 pm to 7 pm on weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Sunday, October 24th.
For a full list of locations, hours and an interactive map, check out fairfaxvotes.org/early!
VOTE BY MAIL
Voting by mail is still the safest and most convenient way to vote early! Ballots have started going out to those who requested them. You have until 5pm on Friday, October 22nd to request your vote by mail ballot. All postage is prepaid for vote by mail ballots – you do not need to pay to return your ballot by mail.
|Request your Vote by Mail Ballot|
|Return your completed ballot at any dropbox during voting hours at any of the 16 early vote locations, or any of the 230+ polling locations on Election Day, November 2nd. Use curbside services for help, or walk up to the dropbox and deposit your ballot yourself. No waiting in line!
Or return your ballot by mail. Postage is already prepaid! We encourage you to put your completed ballot in the mail by Tuesday, October 19th, allowing two weeks for transit if using the US Postal Service. Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 2nd at 7pm and arrive by Friday, November 5th at noon.
Due to lessened pandemic restrictions, you do need a witness signature for your vote to count.
VOTE ON NOVEMBER 2ND
All polling locations are open from 6 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, November 2nd. You must vote at your precinct’s polling location. Some locations may have changed since the last election. Confirm your precinct and polling location by using our lookup tool.
Make your voice heard. Democrats have been champions of progress for Virginia. Here are just some of the key accomplishments of our Democratic trifecta:
We can’t risk the progress we’ve made. Republicans are bent on dismantling public education, undermining our economic recovery, and imposing draconian laws to limit our freedoms. Vote to keep Virginia blue.
Before you go to vote, make sure you have your Democratic Sample Ballot.
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