Early In-Person Voting

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. 

Voting in the November 2, 2021 General Election starts on Friday, September 17th at three locations: the Registrar’s Office at the Fairfax County Government Center, the North County Government Center and the Mount Vernon Government Center. Starting Thursday, October 21st, voting will be available at 13 additional locations. Locations and hours are listed below. Select Saturday voting is available.

NEW FOR THIS ELECTION Sunday voting is available at all locations on October 24th from 1 to 5 pm.

All Fairfax County voters are eligible to vote early at any location below. Non-Fairfax County voters can check with their local registrar for information about early in-person voting options in their jurisdiction.

Curbside voting is available during early voting: those 65 and older or with a physical disability may vote from their vehicle.

Did you receive a mailed ballot but want to return it in-person? You can drop your completed ballot at any of these locations, during hours of operation. Drop boxes will be available inside each location and will be attended by an Election Officer at all times.

September 17 - October 30
at three Early Vote Centers

Locations & Hours:
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Fairfax County Government Center, Suite 323

Weekdays: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Saturdays (Sept. 18, Oct. 23 & 30): 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday NEW! (Oct. 24): 1 pm – 5 pm

North County Government Center

Weekdays: 12 pm – 7 pm
Saturdays (Sept. 18, Oct. 23 & 30): 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday NEW! (Oct. 24): 1 pm – 5 pm

Mount Vernon Government Center

Weekdays: 12 pm – 7 pm
Saturdays (Sept. 18, Oct. 23 & 30): 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday NEW! (Oct. 24): 1 pm – 5 pm

All locations closed on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 11

ID Requirements

Photo ID is not the only acceptable form of identification. Acceptable forms of identification include a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or any other government document containing your name and address.

Some of the most common forms of identification that are accepted at all locations during early voting and on Election Day are:

*Cannot be expired longer than 12 months

Examples of non-accepted forms of identification include:

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Recommended Personal Protective Equipment

Election Officers and poll observers are required to wear PPE, including a face covering and gloves. Voters are highly encouraged to follow these guidelines.

Protect yourself and fellow voters by wearing generally accepted forms of PPE, including:

  • Face mask that fits securely over your nose and mouth.
  • Disposable gloves, followed by hand washing.

Please follow other social distancing guidelines (minimum 6 foot distance from others) as suggested by the CDC.

Map of Early Vote Locations

The map below shows the early vote locations available to all Fairfax County voters, regardless of your district. The districts shown on the map are those of the House of Delegates, one of four positions up for election this year. You do not have to vote at an early vote location within your district to vote in the election. The Election Officer checking you in will hand you the proper ballot for your district.

Problems or Concerns?

Stay at the polling location and call the Voter Protection Hotline

(844) 4VA-VOTE

(844) 482-8683

Or ask a poll observer for assistance.