Voting Absentee

Absentee voting for the 2020 General Election will begin on Friday, September 18th! 

Download an Absentee Ballot Request Form
Apply Online to Vote Absentee


To request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you — Tuesday, October 27th
To vote in-person absentee — Saturday, October 31st.

Bozman Government Center
 (Courthouse Plaza)
2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320
Arlington, VA 22201
Sep. 20-Oct. 28 (Monday – Friday, 8-5)
Tue-Thu, Oct. 29-31 (8 am – 7 pm)
Fri Nov. 1 (8 am – 5 pm)
Saturdays, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and Nov. 2 (8:30 am – 5 pm)
Ends at 5 pm on Saturday, Nov. 2

Fairfax County Government Center
 (Conference Rooms 2/3)
12000 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, VA 22035 
September 20-October 16
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturdays October 5 & 12: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
October 17-November 2
Weekdays: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Do You Qualify? 

You may qualify for Absentee Voting if you meet one or more of the following:
  • A student at a higher learning institution (including your spouse)
  • Absent for business purposes (includes those employed outside of Arlington or Fairfax)
  • Absent for personal business or vacation
  • Working and commuting 11 of the 13 hours the polls are open
  • A firefighter or first responder
  • Unable to go to the polls due to a disability, illness or pregnancy
  • A caretaker for a confined family member
  • Awaiting trial and under confinement
  • Serving time for a misdemeanor conviction
  • Unable to go to the polls due to religious conflicts
  • An active duty uniformed service or merchant marine member (including dependents residing with you)
  • Regularly employed outside the U.S. (including dependents residing with you)
  • Living abroad indefinitely (may be eligible to vote only for federal offices)
  • A registrar, an Electoral Board member or an election officer scheduled to work the election
  • Designated by a Party or Candidate as an Authorized Representative to work inside the polls
  • Granted a protective order issued by a court

For more information on Absentee Voting, please check with your local registrar in Arlington or Fairfax.