Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
On Election Day, polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Nov. 6.
To determine whether eligible and registered to vote in this election, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website at elections.virginia.gov/ or call Fairfax Elections office at 703-222-0776.
To vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. (General Election)
- Register/update address by: Monday, Oct. 15.
- Request absentee ballot by mail by: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.
- Vote early, in-person absentee, by appearing in person by 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
For more information on voting in Fairfax County:
Fairfax County Office of Elections
12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323
Fairfax, VA, 22035
Voter Registration: 703-222-0776, TTY 711
Absentee Fax: 703-324-3725
Election Officer Info: 703-324-4735, TTY 711
For 24-hour recorded information call 703-324-4700
ON THE BALLOT, Fairfax County, Nov. 6, 2018
UNITED STATES SENATE
Corey A. Stewart (R)
Timothy M. Kaine (D)
Matt J. Waters (L)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thomas S. Oh (R)
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D)
Barbara J. Comstock (R)
Jennifer T. Wexton (D)
Jeff A. Dove Jr. (R)
Gerald Edward Connolly (D)
Stevan M. Porter (L)
HERNDON, MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL
If you live inside the Town of Herndon, local elections for mayor and Town Council are now if November. These are nonpartisan positions.
Lisa C. Merkel, unopposed
TOWN COUNCIL, vote for six, * means incumbent
Jennifer K. Baker *
Grace Wolf Cunningham *
Cesar A. Del Aguila
Signe V. Friedrichs *
W. J. “Sean” Kenis Jr.
William “Bill” J. McKenna *
Sheila A. Olem *
Joseph T. “Joe” Plummer
TWO VIRGINIA CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT BALLOT QUESTIONS
State Ballot Question One
Question: Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property?
Generally, the Constitution of Virginia provides that all property shall be taxed. The Constitution of Virginia also sets out specific types of property that may be exempted from taxation. For example, the Constitution of Virginia allows the General Assembly to permit localities to provide a partial exemption from real estate taxes as an incentive for property owners to make substantial improvements to existing structures by renovating, rehabilitating, or replacing those structures.
The proposed amendment would authorize the General Assembly to allow localities to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if improvements have been made on the property to address flooding. The General Assembly and participating localities would be allowed to place restrictions or conditions on qualification for the tax exemption.
"YES" vote will authorize the General Assembly to allow localities to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if improvements have been made on the property to address flooding.
"NO" vote will not allow such a tax exemption.
State Ballot Question Two
Question: Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?
The Constitution of Virginia currently requires the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the principal place of residence of any veteran who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability. This tax exemption is also provided to the surviving spouse of such a veteran, so long as the surviving spouse continues to occupy that property as the surviving spouse's principal place of residence
The proposed amendment would allow the surviving spouse of any veteran who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability to continue to claim the tax exemption currently provided, even if the surviving spouse moves to a new principal place of residence that is owned by the surviving spouse.
"YES" vote will allow these surviving spouses to move to a new principal place of residence that is owned by the surviving spouse and still claim the tax exemption.
"NO" vote will not allow such surviving spouses to move and still claim the tax exemption.
FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY BOND
TEXT: Shall Fairfax County, Virginia, contract a debt, borrow money, and issue bonds in the maximum aggregate principal amount of $182,000,000 to provide funds, in addition to funds from public safety facilities bonds previously authorized, to finance, including reimbursement to the County for temporary financing for, the costs of public safety facilities, including the construction, reconstruction, enlargement, renovation and equipment of civil and criminal justice facilities, police training and operational facilities and stations, fire and rescue training facilities and stations, including fire and rescue stations owned by volunteer organizations, and the acquisition of necessary land?
$73 million would be earmarked for improvements to four fire stations — Mount Vernon ($16 million), Fairview ($16 million), Gunston ($13 million), and Seven Corners ($13 million) — that are all 37 years or older. An additional $15 million would be used to improve one of the eight volunteer stations that is more than 40 years old.
The Fairfax County Police Department would receive $59 million: $18 million to renovate and expand the Mason District Station which was built in 1975; $18 million to renovate and upgrade its Criminal Justice Academy, and $18 million to renovate, expand or replace the Police Evidence Storage Building used to store evidence for court cases, and also houses the warrant desk and the victim services section.
The Adult Detention Center needs $45 million of improvements to three wings, including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, elevator and fire protection systems as well as security and camera equipment. $5 million would be used to improve the Jennings Judicial Center.
How To Vote
Every year is election year in Virginia; mechanics and details of voting require attention to detail.
First, be sure you are registered. Oct. 15 is the deadline to register, and to check your registration. Many voters across the country have discovered that they have been unexpectedly dropped from the voter rolls, so be sure to check at elections.virginia.gov
Absentee Voting in Person Begins Sept. 21
Voting early if you qualify is a good choice.
There are 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia, including working and commuting to and from home for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Check the Virginia Department of Elections list to see if you are eligible: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/index.htmll
There are two ways to vote absentee, in-person and by mail. To do either, you should first check your voter registration status to make sure it is up-to-date.
If you vote absentee in-person you will fill out the application when you arrive at the in-person absentee location.
Locations, Dates and Hours
Scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 3 at the government center, and Oct. 13-Nov. 3 at the satellite locations.
Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Conference Room 2/3, Fairfax, VA, 22035
Sept. 21-Oct. 12
Closed Monday, Oct. 8, Columbus Day
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, Oct. 6-Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 15-Nov. 3
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All Satellite Locations:
Oct. 13 - Nov. 3
Weekdays: Monday thru Friday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Franconia Governmental Center, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
- Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079
- Mason Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
- McLean Governmental Center, 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA 22101
- Mount Vernon Governmental Center, 2511 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
- North County Governmental Center, 1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston, VA 20190
- Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031
- Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA 20151
- West Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152
Absentee Voting By Mail
To track the status of your absentee ballot application and ballot, you can view your Virginia Voter Record, https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot online, by mail, by fax, or by email is 7 days prior to Election Day by 5 pm.
You can apply for your absentee ballot online, https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
Or print, complete, and sign the absentee ballot application (PDF), https://www.elections.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/VoterForms/VirginiaAbsenteeBallotApplication.pdf
Absentee ballot applications are also available for in-person visits at county governmental centers as well as Fairfax County library branches.
Send in the completed application: Scan then email the application to email@example.com or mail the application to the Office of Elections at Box 10161, Fairfax, VA 22038 or Fax the application to the Office of Elections at 703-324-3725
Once your completed application is received and accepted, your absentee ballot will be sent to you in three business days. If you have questions about your ballot, call the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776 (TTY 711).
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Office of Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018 in order to be counted,
Virginia Voter ID
Acceptable forms of valid identification: Virginia driver’s license, Virginia DMV-issued photo ID, United States passport, Employer-issued photo ID, Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia, Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID, Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID, Virginia Voter Photo ID card
Need a Photo ID?
If you don’t have an ID, go to your 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.
Forgot your photo ID on Election Day?
If you get to your polling place without acceptable photo ID, you can vote a provisional ballot. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.
A voter will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the identification to the local electoral board or to appear in person to apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. Voters may submit a copy of their ID via fax, email, in-person, or through the mail or commercial delivery service. The copy of the ID must be delivered to the electoral board by noon on Friday, or the provisional ballot cannot be counted.
Also by noon on Friday following the election, the voter may appear in-person in the office of the general registrar, in the locality in which the provisional ballot was cast, and apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. At the completion of the application process, the voter may request a Temporary Identification Document. This document can be provided to the electoral board for the identification requirement.
Upcoming Events to Register and Get Voter ID
The Office of Elections is open daily during normal business hours to provide residents the opportunity to register to vote or obtain a free voter photo ID if needed. 703-222-0776, 12000 Government Center Parkway Suite 323, Fairfax, VA 22035
The following special events will also provide opportunity to register to vote and/or get your photo Virginia Voter card.
• Saturday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, 22306
• Tuesday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., The Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Ct, Fairfax, 22030
• Thursday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sleepy Hollow Healthcare Center, 6700 Columbia Pike, Annandale, 22003
• Monday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Heatherwood Retirement Community. 9642 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 22015
• Wednesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Greenspring Retirement Community, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, 22150
• Monday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.. Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads, 3440 South Jefferson Street, Falls Church, 22041
• Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Burke Health and Rehab Center, 9640 Burke Lake Road, Burke, 22015
• Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Herndon Senior Center, 873 Grace St #1, Herndon, 20170
• Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lewinsville Retirement Residence, 1515 Great Falls Street, McLean 22101
• Thursday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Leewood Healthcare Center, 7120 Braddock Road, Annandale, 22003
• Saturday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, 22306
• Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Arleigh Burke Pavilion at Vinson Hall Retirement Community, 1739 Kirby Road, McLean, 22101