Voter Information Details
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
You may check to see if you are registered to vote at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/
HAS YOUR ADDRESS CHANGED?
You are required to notify the Registrar’s Office of any change of address. Contact info for the
Falls Church City Office of Voter Registration and Elections is listed below.
HOW & WHERE TO REGISTER TO VOTE
To be eligible to vote in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary, you must be registered by Monday, February 10, 2020.
The deadline to update an existing registration is Monday, February 10, 2020.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is Tuesday, February 25, 2020. If you mail in your ballot, it must received no later than 7 PM on Tuesday, March 3; the postmark date is irrelevant, so please allow seven days for your ballot to be delivered. Make sure your vote is counted!
You may register to vote online at the https://www.elections.virginia.gov/index.html.
FALLS CHURCH CITY REGISTRATION LOCATIONS
|City Hall, Rm. 206C
300 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
|Mary Riley Stiles Public Library
120 N. Virginia Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
Voter Registration Applications also may be requested by calling 703-248-5085, emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org, visiting the Falls Church City Office of Voter Registration and Elections online or at their City Hall Office in Room 206C.
OTHER WAYS OF REGISTERING TO VOTE
You also may register by mail, in person at any Virginia Registrar’s Office, and certain Virginia government agencies including Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles (and the Falls Church DMV Select Office.)
DOWNLOAD VOTER REGISTRATION FORM
Mail completed forms to: Office of Voter Registration
City Hall, Rm. 206C
300 Park Avenue
Falls Church, VA 22046
OTHER NON-ENGLISH VOTER REGISTRATION
The United States Election Assistance Commission provides National Voter Registration Form, with instructions, in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. The form is accepted for Virginia registration.
VOTING DATES & DEADLINES
March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary
The deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration is Monday, February 10, 2020.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is Tuesday, February 25, 2020.
If you mail in your ballot, it must received no later than 7 PM on Tuesday, March 3; the postmark date is irrelevant, so please allow seven days for your ballot to be delivered. Make sure your vote is counted!
In-person absentee voting begins on Friday, January 17, 2020 and continues through Saturday, February 29, 2020.
GENERAL ELECTION DAY
Tuesday, November 3, 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The deadline to register, or update an existing registration, to vote in the November 2019 Election is Monday, October 13, 2020.
On the 2020 ballot in Falls Church City will be candidates for President, the US Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives.
Register to vote or verify your existing Voter Registration status online at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/ or by calling the Falls Church City Office of Elections at 703-248-5085.
GENERAL ELECTION ABSENTEE/EARLY VOTING
In-Person Absentee Voting
For November 2020 General Election: Begins September 20, 2019, and ends November 2, 2019. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Two Saturday Voting Opportunities: October 26, 2019 & November 2, 2019. Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Last day to vote in-person absentee: November 2, 2019. Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Voting Absentee by Mail for the November 2019 General Election: Your absentee vote-by-mail must be received by the Falls Church Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 7:00 PM, on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
If you mail in your ballot, it must received no later than 7 PM on Tuesday, November 3, 2020; the postmark date is irrelevant, so please allow seven days for your ballot to be delivered. Make sure your vote is counted!
To find your polling place, visit: https://www.fallschurchva.gov/135/Voter-Registration-Elections.
You also can use the website www.elections.virginia.gov to check your registration status, precinct, polling location and districts. Or you may contact the Falls Church City Office of Elections at 703-248-5085. Please note that it is illegal to be registered to vote in more than one city or county in Virginia or in more than one state in the United States.
FALLS CHURCH CITY POLLING PLACES
Ward 1 - Thomas Jefferson School, 601 South Oak Street Parking: Oak St., Fellow Court, Parker Ave., Timber Ln.
Ward 2 - Falls Green Apartments (formerly Oakwood Apartments) 501 Roosevelt Boulevard Parking: Back lot (entrance next to convenience store
Ward 3 - Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street Parking: Community Center Lot, Little Falls St.
ACCESSIBLE VOTING OPTIONS
Vote absentee by mail
Vote absentee in person
Vote in person inside the polling place
There is at least one voting machine accessible to voters with disabilities at each polling place. Voters with a disability should be able to vote in the same private and independent manner as a voter without a disability. Virginia polling places, including in-person absentee voting locations, are required to meet state and federal accessibility standards. You can find:
- Accessible Parking places
- Curb where needed
- Signs showing an accessible entrance and route in building
- Accessible voting booth with chair
- Seating available for voters waiting to vote
- Sufficient space for voters in wheelchairs
- Notepads available to communicate in writing
- Magnifiers for election material and the ballot
CURBSIDE VOTING AND OTHER ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE
- If you require assistance reading or completing forms, ask an election official to provide help. You may also bring your own helper.
- If you have a physical disability, help is available. Please ask an election officer for assistance you may need at any stage of the voting process.
- If you are 65 or older, or you have a physical disability, you may vote on election day without leaving your vehicle. This is called curbside voting.
- If you would like to use curbside voting, remember to bring a helper with you who can enter the polling place to ask for an election officer for curbside assistance.
RIDES TO POLLS PROVIDED BY FALLS CHURCH CITY DEMOCRATS
The Falls Church City Democratic Committee offers rides to Democratic voters voting in-person or curbside voting on General Election Day in November and during the valid Absentee in-person voting period. Schedule a ride by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, address, and telephone number, and you will receive a response as soon as possible. Remember, if you have questions, ask an election officer to explain your rights.
- Contact the Falls Church City local registration office at 703-248-5085 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact the Virginia Department of Elections at 1-800-552-9745 or email@example.com
- Phone Access for Hearing impaired: Contact Virginia Relay Service at 711 and ask them to call the Virginia Department of Elections at 800-552-9745.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE
Your polling place name and address are listed on the voter registration card you received in the mail. You can also check online vote.elections.virginia.gov or call your Falls Church City Office of Voter Registration and Elections at 703-248-5085. Polls are open at 6:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM on Election Day. It is best to arrive early but as long as you are in line by 7:00 PM, you will be allowed to vote. Bring your photo ID with you when you come to the polls.
*For your vote to count, you need to be at the correct polling place. The Election Board is required to post an Official Sample Ballot at each polling place on Election Day. You are entitled to a demonstration of the voting equipment. There is a demonstration officer at your polling place who is there to help you with the machines. Your child 15 years old or younger may go into the voting booth with you.
- Check in with your Elections Officer, provide your name & address, & show your photo ID.
- If you are not on the voter list or didn’t bring a photo ID, you will be informed that you can vote a provisional ballot. If you are not so informed, request it.
- Get your ballot. Check that it is the correct ballot for your district.
- Go to the voting booth with your ballot. On the paper ballot, mark your selection by carefully and completely filling in the oval next to your selection(s).
- Cast your ballot. With paper ballots, this is done by inserting your ballot into a scanner, which will record your vote.
You have the right to vote a provisional ballot if:
- Your registration status cannot be verified either by the Elections Officer at your polling location, or the voter registrar at the Falls Church City Office of Elections.
- You cannot provide the required ID.
You may be present when the Electoral Board makes the decision about whether to count your provisional ballot. If you voted a provisional ballot because you did not present the required ID, you have until noon on Friday after the election to provide a copy of your required ID.
VOTER-IDENTIFICATION ACCEPTABLE IDs
You must present valid photo identification to vote in person. The following are acceptable forms of voter identification.
- Virginia’s driver’s license
- United States Passport or Passport Card
- Identification issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia, one of its political subdivisions or the United States (e.g., passport, military ID, naturalization certificate)
- Student photo identification card issued by a public or private high school, college, or university located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Employee identification card containing your photograph and issued by your employer
- Photo ID card issued by Virginia DMV or Department of Elections
- Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized by Virginia
- Nursing home resident ID, if issued by a government facility
OBTAINING A FREE VOTER ID, IF NEEDED
If you do not possess any of the above forms of identification, you are eligible to obtain a FREE Virginia voter-photo ID.
- Contact the Falls Church City Office of Voter Registration and Elections (703-248-5085) and tell them that you need a Virginia Voter ID.
- Go to the Falls Church City Office of Voter Registration and Elections located in the Falls Church City Hall, 300 Park Ave., Rm. 206C, Falls Church, VA. If you are unable to travel to the Office of Registration and Elections, you may contact the Falls Church City Democratic Committee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for help in arranging transportation for you. Include your name, address, and telephone number.
- Your photo ID will be processed and sent to you through the mail.
- If you do not receive your Virginia Voter ID within the next several weeks, please contact the Office of Voter Registration and Elections.