Thank you all for continuing to do your best to stay healthy and keep those around us safe. It's more important than ever to continue wearing masks, physically distancing, and avoiding large crowds. As we continue to adhere to these safety precautions, I wanted to share some information about how you can safely vote.
Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail:
There has been much attention recently on the service changes and disruptions at the United States Postal Service. As Chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, I have been leading the fight to protect the Postal Service and have opposed delivery standard changes proposed by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Thankfully, two recent court decisions halted these changes and congressional oversight has forced the Postmaster General to retreat on many of these changes.
Voting absentee by mail early is still one of the safest ways to vote, and the USPS will be able to meet this challenge.
To apply online to vote absentee by mail click here.
If you would prefer to print out an application form, you can find that here. Military and overseas voters can find specific information regarding absentee voting here.
If you have questions about applying for an absentee ballot, you can contact your local registrar’s office at:
Absentee Voting In-person:
Northern Virginians can also now vote in-person absentee. As of July 2020, you no longer need a reason to vote absentee. At your registrar’s office or satellite location, you will be required to provide your name and address, as well as provide a photo ID. A list of acceptable identification is available here.
Fairfax County Early Voting Locations:
- Currently, you can vote at the Fairfax County Government Center, Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:40 PM.
- Beginning October 14, 2020, Fairfax will open additional satellite locations in each magisterial district. Info on those satellite locations is available here.
- Additional Fairfax County Absentee Ballot information is available here.
Fairfax City Early Voting Location:
Prince William County Early Voting Locations:
- You can vote at the City of Fairfax Office of Elections Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, plus the 2 Saturdays before the election from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.
- Currently, you can vote at the following Prince William County locations, Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM:
- Prince William Office of Elections
9250 Lee Ave Ste. 1
Manassas, VA 20110
- Woodbridge Department of Motor Vehicles
2731 Caton Hill Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
- Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
14780 Lightner Rd
Haymarket, VA 20169
Finally, if you would prefer to vote in person on Election Day, you can go to your current polling location. You can find that information here.
As a reminder, the deadline to register to vote in November’s election is October 13, 2020. If you are not registered to vote, you can register here.
Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other, and remember that my office is here to help. Be sure to visit the COVID-19 page on my website for more information and resources. If you have any questions or concerns, or if you need assistance, please don't hesitate to call us at (703) 256-3071.
Gerald E. Connolly
Member of Congress