2018 Election Voter’s Information

Primary Elections – Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Polls open at 6:00 am through 7:00 pm
(if in line by 7:00 pm you MUST be allowed to vote)

QUESTION 1 – Can I see what is on the ballot before I get to my polling location? Yes, Sample Ballots are available for review online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/upcoming or click on the links below (All ballots include English, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean languages).

QUESTION 2- Are all the office having a Primary in 2018? No, only the Republican US Sentate, Democratic Congressional District 10 and Republican Congressional District 10. Congressional Districts 8 and 11 for both the Democratic and Republican parties are unopposed, however they will be listed on the ballot in November.  We will be updated our information after the official Primary results are released, so keep checking back with us for updates.

QUESTION 3 – How can I learn more about the candidates who will be on the ballot on June 12, 2018? – You can join us at our Candidate Forum on May 26th beginning at 2pm at the Chantilly Baptist Church (Click Here), join us for a live feed on Facebook (Click Here) or visit their candidate page using the links below.

Republican Primary Ballot U.S. Senate – U.S. Senate Only

Corey A. Stewart
Nick J. Freitas
E.W. Jackson

Democratic Primary Ballot 10th District – U.S. House of Representatives, 10th District

Lindsey Davis Stover
Jennifer T. Wexton
Paul E. Pelletier
Alison K. Friedman
Dan I. Helmer
Julia E. Biggins

Republican Primary Ballot 10th District – U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, 10th District

Shak E. Hill
Barbara Comstock

QUESTION 4 – Will there be any questions on the ballot? No, questions are listed on ballots only for the November General and Special Elections.  They are not included on the ballot during a Primary Election.

QUESTION 5 – I didn’t have to declare a party when I registered. How do I know which Primary to vote in? That is correct, you DO NOT register to vote by party? Virginia is an Open Primary state which means that any registered voter in Virginia can vote in either a Democratic or Republican primary.  When both parties are holding a primary election, you will be asked which primary you want to vote in when you check in to vote with your photo ID. Note, you may only vote in ONE primary.

QUESTION 6 – How can I register to vote? If you are a US citizen, at least 18 years of age by the next election and a resident of Virginia, you are eligible to register to vote with a valid Photo ID. You can register to vote year-round, except during the 22 days prior to a General or Primary election, 13 days prior to a Special election, or 7 days prior to a Special election called by the Governor. The 2018 Election Voter Registration Deadlines are listed below.

May 1 Town Elections: April 9 at 5:00 p.m., ONLINE: 11:59 p.m.
June 12 Primary Election(s): May 21 at 5:00 p.m., ONLINE: 11:59 p.m.
November 6 General Election: October 15 at 5:00 p.m., ONLINE: 11:59 p.m.

You can register online or complete and submit an application

To Register/Update your registration online, go to www.vote.virginia.gov

Applications can be found at: • Public Libraries • Department of Motor Vehicle offices • Military recruitment offices • Public assistance agency offices • District Governmental Centers • Board of Supervisors Office • Citizen Information Desk in the County • Government Center lobby • Judicial Center Information Desk

You can submit your notice of change of name or address either by mail to the Fairfax County Office of Elections, P.O. Box 10161, Fairfax, VA, 22038-8061, by fax to 703-324-2205, or you can scan your notice of change, including your signature and email it to voting@fairfaxcounty.gov In either case, the notice must include your signature to be valid. Notice cannot be made by telephone.

After your change is processed, you will be mailed a new voter information postcard. If a new postcard does not arrive within a few weeks, please call us at 703-222-0776 to confirm that your notice was received. Please note that the postcard cannot be used in place of a valid Photo ID, as it does not include a photo.

QUESTION 6 – How can I get a valid photo ID? If you don’t have an ID, simply go to your nearest voter registration office to get a free Voter Photo ID, even on Election Day! You will be required to complete an photo ID application, have your photo taken and to sign a digital signature pad. The Virginia Voter Photo ID card is valid for voting purposes only. Upcoming Photo ID Event:

First Saturday South County Satellite at Sherwood Regional Library (Ongoing)
May 5th; June 2nd; July 7th; August 4th, September 1st; October 6th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sherwood Regional Library
2501 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, 22306

QUESTION 7 – I moved or changed my name, is there anything I need to do? Yes, to remain a qualified registered voter you MUST notify your local voter registration office of any changes to your name or address. These changes must be done before registration closes (see deadline dates listed above).

QUESTION 8 – I am going to be out of town on June 12th or may experience difficulties to make it to the polls, is there something else I can do? Yes, there is something you can to to make sure your vote is counted! In Fairfax County, voters who feel that they may encounter a problem getting to the polls on Election Day, may be eligible to vote early.  There are 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia. You can Absentee vote  two ways: In-Person or by Mail. Click here for more information.

Absentee Vote By Mail

Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot  to be mailed to you online, by mail, fax, or email is on Tuesday, June 5th. Your request must be received by the registrar by 5:00 pm.  Fairfax County Office of Elections has posted the following important note. If you are voting absentee by mail using the United States Postal Services (USPS), consider the delivery standards and First Class mail deliver is now two five days and standard delivery is now two to nine day.  Please take this into consideration and allow ample time to apply for AND mail in your absentee ballot so that the Office of Elections receives your absentee ballot by Election Day at 7:00 pm.

Absentee Vote In-Person

You do not need to apply in advance, just go to an In-Person Absentee Voting Office.  There are many reasons you could qualify, such as:

  • Work or Personal Business on Election Day will take you outside your city/county of residence.
  • Health Issues, mobility issues, or that you are a caregiver
  • You are pregnant
  • And more. Go to vote.virginia.gov or call 1.800.552.9745 more more information.

Deadline to vote by In-Person Absentee ballot is Saturday June 9th at 5pm, voters are able to In-Person Absentee Vote at the Fairfax County Government Center and various satellite locations around the County. 

Absentee Voting In-Person at the Fairfax County Government Center – 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Conference Rooms 2/3

  • Friday, April 27th through Saturday June 9th (closed on May 28 in observance of Memorial Day):Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri., 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Thur. 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Saturdays – April 28, June 2 and June 9 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. you can even check wait times, click here.

Absentee Voting In-Person at Satellite Locations are only Open on Saturday, June 9th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


  • Franconia Governmental Center – 6121 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, 22310
  • Lorton Library– 9520 Richmond Hwy., Lorton, 22079
  • Mason Governmental Center– 6507 Columbia Pike., Annandale, 22003
  • McLean Governmental Center– 1437 Balls Hill Rd., Mclean, 22101
  • Mount Vernon Governmental Center– 2511 Parkers Ln., Alexandria, 22306
  • North County Governmental Center– 1801 Cameron Glen Dr., Reston, 20190
  • Providence Community Center– 3001 Vaden Dr., Fairfax, 22031 (by Metro)
  • Sully Governmental Center– 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, 20151
  • WestSpringfield Governmental Center – 6140 Rolling Rd., Springfield, 22152

Restoration of Rights

Individuals seeking restoration of their civil rights should contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. Don’t forget, you will need to register to vote once you rights have been restored. For more information, check your status, or to request your rights to be restored go to: www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/judicial-system/restoration-of-rights.


Criminal Justice County Report Card

At the beginning of the year, Fairfax County NAACP published our 2017-2018 Advocacy Agenda which highlighted our organization’s priorities. The agenda was intended to challenge complacency in the school system, champion criminal justice reform, and encourage economic development and job growth in minority neighborhoods here in Fairfax County. Since that time we’ve been monitoring the actions of Fairfax County leaders to evaluate their responsiveness to our concerns.

The Criminal Justice Report Card serves as a follow-up to the Advocacy Agenda. It indicates how well we believe each County official tasked with creating or enforcing criminal justice policies has performed against our agenda items. We hope you find this report card insightful and a useful tool for evaluating our county officials’ efforts to address the needs and concerns of the county’s minority community, who are often the most vulnerable with regard to criminal justice issues. 

Click here to read the full report.

Executive Summary
Fairfax County has make some great strides with regard to criminal justice reform in the past two years. Thanks in large part to the leadership of Chairman Sharon Bulova, the county created an Ad-Hoc Commission review county police practices on topics such as use of force, civilian oversight, treatment of 1 mentally ill, and diversity. Recognizing that Fairfax County was not immune from the factors that led to the riots in Baltimore, Maryland or Ferguson, Missouri, Chairman Bulova proactively initiated a process to examine the county’s shortcomings with regard to criminal justice. Two years later, we’re now only the second jurisdiction in the state with both a Civilian Review Panel and an Independent Police Auditor. These changes were not easy, and faced stiff opposition from some members of the board who either wanted to toss out the recommendations altogether or render them ineffective. The only issue that received almost unanimous support was the Diversion First program which aims to divert mentally ill patients who commit non-violent offenses to mental health treatment facilities.

Much work remains to be done to implement all the recommendations of the Commission; and even some the ones that were implemented need to bolstered either financially or from a policy perspective. The good news is that with a few exceptions, the majority of the Board of Supervisors, Chief of Police, and Sheriff generally support the reform efforts laid out by the board. The bad news is that a lot of their support is either weak or contingent on the county realizing tangible immediate financial benefits, whereas many of the biggest benefits of the changes are intangible such as improvement in civilian trust, or in other cases it takes several years to recognize cost savings. With a few exceptions, most county officials need to do a better job engaging with minority groups to better understand their collective concerns.

Use of Force


Diversity Civilian Oversight/


Incarceration Alternatives Minority Community Outreach Overall Grade
Chief Roessler C C B A A B
Sheriff Kincaid C A F A A C+
Chairman Bulova B C A A A B
Sup. Cook C C B A B C+
Sup. Foust C C B B C C
Sup. Hudgins B C A B A B
Sup. McKay C C B B C C
Sup. Gross D D D B B D+
Sup. Storck C C A B B C+
Sup. L. Smyth C C C B D C
Sup. Herrity D C F C D D
Sup. K. Smith D D F B D D

Click here to read the full report.