Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting In-Person

In-person absentee voting for the November 6, 2018 Election begins on Friday, September 21 and continues through Saturday, November 3.

Virginia's photo ID requirements apply to absentee voters who cast their absentee ballot in person.

In-person absentee voting for the City of Falls Church is located at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, located on the 3rd Floor of the temporary City Hall offices at 400 N. Washington Street. In-person absentee voting days and hours are as follows:

Regular Hours (beginning Friday, September 21)
Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed Monday, October 8)

Saturday Hours
October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
November 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Last Day to Vote In-Person Absentee
Saturday, November 3

Absentee Voting Dates 2018

Absentee Voting By Mail

For the November 6, 2018 Election, the deadline to submit an application to have an absentee ballot mailed to you is Tuesday, October 30 at 5 p.m. Applications must be received at the Voter Registration Office by this time.

  • Ballots are mailed within two business days via first class mail within the United States and by email or a special pre-paid U.S. postage permit to overseas citizens. Most voters will be able to track the status of their ballot online.
  • Voted absentee ballots must be received at the Voter Registration Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.
  • The voted ballot may be returned by mail or delivered in-person (an absentee ballot dropped off must be delivered personally by the voter).
  • Virginia's photo ID requirements do not apply to absentee voters who request an absentee ballot by mail.

Eligibility for Absentee Voting

CodeReasonSupporting Information Required
1A (or 1B)Student (or spouse) attending college or university outside of the City of Falls Church Name of college or university
1CWork-related business outside of the City of Falls Church on election dayName of employer or business
1D Personal business or vacation outside of the City of Falls Church on election dayPlace of travel 
1EWorking and commuting 11 of the 13 hours the polls are openName of employer or business and election day hours of working and communiting
IFFirst responder (e.g., law enforcement, fire fighter, etc.)N/A
2A Disability or illnessN/A
2BCaretaker of a disabled/ill family member who is confined at homeFamily Relationship
2CPregnancyN/A
3AConfined, awaiting trialName of institution
3BConfined, convicted of a misdemeanorName of institution
4APrecinct Election OfficerN/A
5A Religious obligationN/A
6A (or 6B)Active Duty Merchant Marine or Armed Forces (or a spouse/dependent of someone on Active Duty)  Branch of Service
6C or 6DResiding outside of the United StatesLast date of residency at Virginia voting residence or name of business/employer
7AAuthorized representative of political party or candidate (and serving inside the polling place)N/A
9AGranted a protective order by a court.Place of issuing court


Absentee Voting Application

You may apply online through the Virginia Department of Elections or use the links below to download an application.

Return the completed application to our office in-person (400 N Washington St, 3rd Floor) or by mail (300 Park Ave, Room 101 E, Falls Church, VA 22046),

More information about Absentee Voting

Visit the Virginia Department of Election's website or call the City of Falls Church Voter Registration and Elections page at 703-248-5085 (TTY 711).