Polling Place Change:
- Ward 2 will now vote at the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street.
- The former polling place at Falls Green Apartments and formerly Oakwood Apartments will no longer be a polling place.
- Both Ward 2 and Ward 3 will vote at the Falls Church Community Center.
- Ward 1 remains unchanged and will continue to vote at Oak Street Elementary School.
- Updated maps will be posted soon.
On November 7, 2023, we will administer the General Election for the following offices:
- Virginia State Senate (The City of Falls Church is represented by the 37th district),
- Virginia House of Delegates (The City of Falls Church is represented by the 13th district),
- Commonwealth's Attorney (shared with Arlington County),
- Clerk of the Court (shared with Arlington County),
- Falls Church City Council (3 seats open),
- Falls Church School Board (3 seats open).
Early in-person voting is at City Hall, 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
The Drop Box for by-mail ballots is at City Hall, 300 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046
June 20, 2023: Primary Timeline
- March 7: The political parties choose their method of candidate nomination.
- The Democratic Party calls for a Primary election for the following offices: State Senate (37), State Delegate (13), Commonwealth's Attorney, Clerk of the Court.
- The Republican Party did not call for a Primary election for any office in the City of Falls Church.
- April 11: The political parties submit certification of nominees if the party chose the primary method. If more than one candidate certified, we will have a primary on June 20.
- The following contests will have a primary election on June 20:
- Democratic Primary for Member, Senate of Virginia, 37th District
- J. C. "Chap" Petersen
- Saddam Azlan Salim
- Democratic Primary for Commonwealth's Attorney
- Josh D. Katcher
- Parisa Dehghani-Tafti
- Sample Ballot
Democratic Party Primary Election Timeline:
- Friday, May 5: Early voting at City Hall for the Democratic Party Primary Election begins, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 30: Last day to register to vote in person by 5 p.m., online by 11:59 p.m., by-mail must be postmarked May 30.
- Friday June 9 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot.
- Saturday, June 10, First Saturday of Early Voting 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 14, Early Voting stays open late until 7 p.m.
- Saturday, June 17, Last Day of Early Voting, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, June 18, Closed
- Monday, June 19, open for Emergency Voting Only, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. City Hall is otherwise closed for the holiday.
- Tuesday, June 20: Election Day, Polls are open at your assigned polling place 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 7 p.m. is also the deadline for independent candidates filing for ballot access as a general election candidate.
General Election Timeline:
- Friday, September 22: Early voting for the General Election begins, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, October 1: Voters who have applied for a permanent by-mail ballot or a ballot for just this election should receive that ballot no later than this date. Please contact our office if you have not received your ballot by then.
- October 16: Last day to register to vote in person by 5 p.m., online by 11:59 p.m., by-mail must be postmarked October 17.
- Friday, October 27 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot.
- Saturday, October 28, First Saturday, Early voting 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, October 29, Sunday Early voting 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 1, Early Voting stays open late until 7 p.m.
- Saturday, November 4, Last Day of Early Voting, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, November 5: Closed.
- Monday, November 6: Emergency Voting Only, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 7: Election Day, Polls are open at your assigned polling place 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Election Officer Information:
Who is an Election Officer? Please review the job description:
Election Officer Job Description
Are you interested in becoming an Election Officer? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Election Officers who work Election Day are paid temporary employees of the City of Falls Church. Effective July 1st, 2023:
Chief Election Officers: $350
Assistant Chief Election Officers: $300
Election Officers (full day): $250
Recent Election Results: 2022 Elections
November 8, 2022: General Election for Member, House of Representatives, 8th District
There is no election for US Senate in Virginia this year.
Final Results for the General Election on 11/08/2022
June 21, 2022: Democratic Party Primary for the Democratic nomination for Member, House of Representatives, 8th District. (The Republican Party did not choose to hold a primary)
Final Official Results
Quick Links for Voters
Quick Links for Candidates
- If you want to be a political party's nominee, please contact the chairperson of the local party to begin your filing process.
- If you want to run for any office as an independent, especially City Council or School Board, please read below.
- Basically, there are 2 separate but related parts: Campaign Finance and Ballot Access.
- Campaign Finance is the accounting of raising and spending funds, materials, and services in order to advocate that people vote for you.
- Ballot Access means getting your name on the ballot.
Each of these parts have their own date schedules and deadlines.
- January1: Candidates may start to gather petitions (125 valid, city registered signatures for City Council and School Board)
- January 3: Candidates may start to file ballot access documents with our office. Please note: Before we can accept the Petition of Qualified Voters, candidates must submit the following 2 documents:
1) CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDATE QUALIFICATION - Local Offices (virginia.gov)
2) COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA DECLARATION OF CANDIDACY
- June 20: Deadline for independent candidates to file all candidate forms for ballot access on the November 7, General Election ballot.
- For more information, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.