Wednesday, April 24, 2013
There will be a Democratic primary for lieutenant governor and attorney general June 11. Absentee voting for Fairfax County residents begins April 26.
It's getting to be that time again—time to cast your ballot. On June 11, there will be a Democratic primary for lieutenant governor and attorney general. Absentee voting for the primary begins Friday. There are several qualifying circumstances to vote absentee. This information has been provided by Fairfax County. Can I Vote Absentee? Registered voters who will be away from Fairfax County on Election Day, or, who are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, may vote by absentee ballot. See this webpage for details: Am I Eligible to Vote Absentee? To vote absentee, you may use the Fairfax County fillable online absentee ballot application form to enter your information on the screen, print, sign, return your ballot in …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Virginia voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot would still be required to give a reason. The proposed bill is heading to the Virginia House of Delegates.
A bill designed to alleviate privacy concerns about the absentee voting process could be heard by the full House of Delegates as early as Tuesday. The legislation would still require a person to give a valid reason to vote absentee, but certain personal information would no longer be required on the application. "It's important that we not set up artificial roadblocks to voting absentee," said Democratic Sen. Adam Ebbin, the bill's sponsor. "While some of my colleagues seem to not want to make it easier to vote, I was happy that we are removing an unnecessary roadblock — or, an unnecessary invasion of privacy." The bill is a far cry from no-excuse absentee voting, sometimes called early voting, which would give any registered voter the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Fairfax City residents cast about 900 less absentee ballots this year than in 2008.
While people across the country may be turning out in large numbers to vote early, absentee voting in Fairfax County is down slightly from the 2008 presidential election. As of Nov. 2, there were 666,612 active voters in Fairfax County, of 738,107 total registered county voters -- about 13.7 percent of Virginia’s 4.8 million active voters. Fairfax County had received 64,259 completed absentee ballots as of 3 p.m. Friday, which amounts to 9.6 percent of the county's active voters. Fairfax County residents cast 100,691 total absentee ballots in 2008, according to the Cook Report Absentee Ballot Tracker, which means that as of Oct. 30, absentee voting was down more than 14,000 ballots in Fairfax County from 2008. The Cook Report also shows …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Officials have suggestions for those who had planned to vote Monday or Tuesday as Hurricane Sandy approaches Northern Virginia.
With Hurricane Sandy approaching, voting may be a concern for those who are planning to vote absentee prior to Election Day, which is Nov. 6. "Safety is our paramount concern," said Merni Fitzgerald, director of Public Affairs for Fairfax County, in an e-mail to Patch. "Fairfax County is monitoring the weather and preparing for Hurricane Sandy," she said. "We’re asking the community to prepare as well. One way to prepare is to think ahead to eliminate travel during the upcoming storm when roads will be wet and slippery. "We are following the guidance of the State Board of Elections and also our own Fairfax County emergency and public safety officials," she noted. "If there are any changes to the operating status of the facilities serving …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Polls open at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dolley Madison Community Library.
Election Day officially is more than two weeks away, but some Fairfax County voters can go ahead and cast their votes now. Registered voters who are unable to cast a ballot on Nov. 6 for various reasons have the option of submitting their vote as early as 2 p.m. Wednesday in McLean and other polling places throughout the county. In-person absentee voting in McLean begins Oct. 17 and will run through Nov. 3. In-person absentee voting opened countywide at the Fairfax County Governmental Center on Sept. 21. Voters have an option of voting at the Fairfax County Governmental Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, in Fairfax, or voting at one of seven satellite locations, including the Dolley Madison Community Library in McLean. The satellite …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Deadline: 5 pm
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Want to vote for the candidates running for the McLean Community Center, but can’t make it to the McLean Day festival on May 19? Vote by absentee ballot until 5 pm today. Residents can stop by the McLean Community Center to pick up an absentee ballot or call the center or send a request by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed absentee ballot applications and ballots must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, today, to be counted. Two adults and four high school students are running for seats on the board that oversees the Community Center, levies taxes on McLean residents and operates a $18 million budget that includes a $12 million surplus that the board accumulated over the years by collecting more money than needed …
Monday, August 8, 2011
One primary election in McLean
You might want to vote in the Aug. 23 primary before you leave for vacation. Yes there's a primary Aug. 23 and half of McLean residents can vote. Two Democrats are vying against each other in an ugly campaign to be the candidate in the 31st Senate District. You have until Aug. 16 to apply for an absentee ballot. Many McLean neighbors are receiving phone calls from candidates they've never heard of because the politicians in Richmond rejiggered the boundaries of every Virginia House and Senate district to protect incumbents of both parties. Who represents McLean now? McLean is now divided into three House Districts and two Senate Districts. House of Delegates 34th District: Del. Barbara Comstock, Republican. 35th District. Del. Mark Keam, …