Voter Registration Information & Registration Deadlines


Eligibility to Vote:

All U.S. citizen residents of Virginia aged 18 years or older, or who will be 18 by the next General Election, are eligible to register to vote, provided they have not been convicted of a felony or judged by a court as mentally incapacitated.
If you’re already registered to vote at your current address and haven’t moved, your registration is still valid and you don’t need to do anything.
Where’s my political party affiliation? In Virginia we do not register to vote by political party, so this information doesn’t appear on your registration record. This means that any registered voter is eligible to vote in any primary election administered by the Office of Elections. if both the Democratic and Republican parties hold primaries on the same day, voters must choose which party ballot they wish to vote.


Voter Registration Deadlines:  

Registration rolls are closed in the 21 days before General or Primary Elections and in the 13 days before Special Elections held at a time other than a General Election.
  • The voter registration deadline for the November 8, 2016 Presidential Election is:  October 17, 2016.

How to Register to Vote:

Apply online
• Print, complete, and mail a Virginia Voter Registration Application
• Visit the Office of Elections Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. 
Email the Office of Elections or call 703-385-7890 to have an application mailed to you, which you can return in person or by mail to: City of Fairfax Office of Elections, 10455 Armstrong Street (Sisson House), Fairfax VA 22030.
• Pick up an application at these City of Fairfax locations: 
o Libraries
o Post offices
o The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

Check Your Voter Registration Status:

If you don’t know whether you’re already a City of Fairfax registered voter and want to check your registration status, you can:
Check online at the Virginia Department of Elections.
• Call the Office of Voter Registration at 703-385-7890.
Email the Office of Elections and include your full name, current address, last four digits of your Social Security Number, date of birth, phone number and a valid email address.

Update Your Name OR Address:

To be eligible to vote, you must be registered at your current residence address. For General and Primary Elections, the deadline to register is 21 days before the election.

To update your voter registration address:

Update your name or address online.  
Complete a new Virginia Voter Registration Application OR complete the change of address form on the back of your voter registration card.  Completed applications can be mailed or dropped off in-person to:  
The City of Fairfax Office of Elections                                                                                              
10455 Armstrong Street                                                                                                                            
(Sisson House)                                                                                                                                        
Fairfax, VA 22030

Cancel Your Voter Registration:

Complete a Request to Cancel Your Voter Registration form if you no longer live in Virginia or wish to cancel your Virginia voter registration for other reasons.  Mail, Fax, scan and email your completed form to our office. Contact information is listed below.
The City of Fairfax Office of Elections                                                                                              
10455 Armstrong Street                                                                                                                            
(Sisson House)                                                                                                                                        
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax:  703-591-8364                                                                                                                                  
Office:  703-385-7890