Mailed Ballots

1

Request your mailed ballot

Anyone can request a ballot be mailed to them without a reason.

We recommend anyone interested in this option to submit a request as soon as possible to allow time for the request to be processed and mailed.

If you do not have a DMV Driver’s license or state ID, you may print and return a paper absentee request form.

2

Complete your ballot

  1. Mark your ballot with a black or blue ballpoint pen, completely filling in the ovals.
  2. Seal your ballot in the secure return envelope.
  3. Completely fill out the statement on return envelope.
    • Fill in your name and address as they appear on the pre-printed return envelope that you received with your ballot.
    • Sign the statement in the presence of a witness.
    • Have your witness sign.
    • Date the statement with today‘s date.

If you’ve changed your mind and you no longer want to vote absentee, bring your absentee ballot to an early voting location (preferred) or to your regular polling place on Election Day (Tuesday, November 2nd) to vote.

If you have lost or haven't received your absentee ballot, go to early voting to vote normally. Only wait until Election Day if it is your only option.

3

Return your ballot

You have two options to return your completed absentee ballot.

  1. Drop boxes at any Fairfax County early voting location, or at any polling place on election day
    During the hours that early voting locations are open, and from 6 am – 7 pm on Election Day (Tuesday, November 2nd) at all polling locations, you may return your completed, sealed ballot in a drop box.

    OR

  2. U.S. Mail
    Drop your completed ballot envelope in any U.S. mailbox. No postage is required. We recommend you do this as early as possible.

If you’ve changed your mind and you no longer want to vote absentee, bring your absentee ballot to an early voting location (preferred) or to your regular polling place on Election Day (Tuesday, November 2nd) to vote.

Track your mailed ballot

To track the status of your ballot, go to the
Virginia Board of Elections’ Citizens Portal

Or call the Fairfax County Office of Elections at (703) 222-0776