Voter Registration & Elections Office

Welcome to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections. See information below and links to the right regarding upcoming elections, voter registration, early in-person or absentee voting, and more.

November 3, 2020 General Election

On the Ballot

  • US President
  • US Senate
  • US House of Representatives
  • Special Elections for Two Amendments to the Virginia Constitution

A Sample Ballot will be posted once ballots are certified in mid-September.

Deadlines

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 13 
    • 5:00 p.m. for in-person registration; 
    • 11:59 p.m. for online registration (vote.elections.virginia.gov);  
    • Postmarked October 13 for by-mail applications.
  • Absentee Ballot (Vote By Mail) Application Deadline: Friday, October 23
    • Ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 3 AND in our office no later than noon on Friday, November 6 to be counted, if mailed.
    • Ballots must still be in our office no later than 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3 if it does not have a postmark.

Early/No Excuse Absentee Voting

NEW: As of July 1, 2020, Virginia has "no-excuse absentee voting." In other words, no longer will a voter need a "valid" reason to vote absentee. Voters are now allowed to vote early/absentee just because they choose too.

  • Voting By-Mail Absentee
    • The easiest and best way to apply for a by-mail absentee ballot is to go to the Virginia Department of Elections website
    • Voters are able to apply for an absentee ballot up to a year before any election and are encouraged to apply as soon as they choose to vote-by-mail.
    • We will mail all ballots for which we have absentee by-mail applications by the end of September 2020. If you don’t have your ballot by October 2020 and think you applied for one, please contact our office so we can research.
  • Voting Early In-Person
    • In-Person early/absentee voting begins Friday, September 18, 2020. The last day to vote in-person absentee is Saturday, October 31.
    • Vote in-person early/absentee at City Hall (300 Park Ave.) on weekdays (Monday-Friday), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (hours subject to City Hall operating hours). Voters can also vote early on Saturday, October 24, and Saturday, October 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • As of July 2020, we are likely to implement a curbside service for all voters due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this website if that changes.
    • Voters must bring a valid Voter ID, which as of July 1, 2020 includes their Voter Information Notice (aka Voter Card) or a utility bill with their name and registered address on it. Valid Photo IDs - such as a Virginia Drivers License, US Passport, or Employment Badge - are still accepted as Voter ID as well. 

What to Know on Election Day (Tuesday, November 3, 2020)

  • Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voters must be in line by 7:00 p.m. to vote.
  • There are three polling places in the City of Falls Church. Check your polling location on Virginia Department of Elections website
  • Voters must bring a valid Voter ID, which as of July 1, 2020 includes their Voter Information Notice (aka Voter Card) or a utility bill with their name and registered address on it. Valid Photo IDs - such as a Virginia Drivers License, US Passport, or Employment Badge - are still accepted as Voter ID as well. Voters who do not have Voter ID will be eligible to vote by Provisional Ballot.

Electoral Board

  • Megan Dolan, Chair
  • Bill Wanlund, Vice Chair
  • Renee Bergmann Andrews, Secretary 

General Registrar's Office

  • David B. Bjerke, Director of Elections & General Registrar of Voters
  • Stacey Pilson, Deputy Registrar
  • Ted Trott, Assistant Registrar
  • Gail Wadsworth, Assistant Registrar
  • Joyce Orban, Assistant Registrar
  • Margaret Volpe, Assistant Registrar

Election Officers

  • Training Guide Coming Soon