Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting In-Person

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

Primary Election Absentee Voting In-Person Dates

In-person absentee voting for the June 11, 2019 Primary Election (if held) begins on Friday, April 26 and ends on Saturday, June 8, 2019. 

Eligible voters may vote in-person absentee on weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Office of Elections in City Hall (300 Park Ave., Falls Church). The last day to cast an in-person absentee vote is Saturday, June 8, open from 9:00 a.m .to 5:00 p.m. 

General Election Absentee Voting In-Person Dates

In-person absentee voting for the November 5, 2019 General Election begins on Friday, September 20 and ends on Saturday, November 2. 

Absentee Voting By Mail

Voters may apply for a mail absentee ballot up to a year before the date of the Election. Download the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application 

Submitting your Absentee Ballot by Mail

  • 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 or by mail (300 Park Ave, 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).