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.

Third-Party Vote-By-Mail Application Forms

Many City of Falls Church voters have recently received a letter in the mail from the Center for Voter Information with a Vote at Home "Ballot Request Form." The Registrar of Voters has confirmed this a legitimate non-profit third party and the applications are not a scam. However, the Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to use their official online Citizen Portal to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot

Read the "Virginia Department of Elections' Statement Concerning Third-Party Mailings" for more details. 

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
  • Special Election for one City Council Seat 

View and download a Sample Ballot (PDF).

Voter Registration and Voting 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) 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.

Voting Early In-Person

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 to.

  • 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.
  • Voters over the age of 65 or with physical limitations may vote curbside outside City Hall. Call the Elections Office at 703-248-5085 (TTY 711) once you've arrived or to call ahead and make an appointment.
  • 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.

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.
  • NEW: Track Your Ballot :: Voters can now lookup the status of their vote-by-mail ballots using the widget below, powered by Ballot Scout, which was created by Democracy Works, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, and is used in partnership with the City of Falls Church Office of Elections and Voter Registration. Ballot Scout tracks mail-in ballots and provides transparency for voters and election officials into where mail-in ballots are located, and ensures each vote is counted.

    Use the widget below or visit the Ballot Scout website to Track Your Ballot.

Ballot Box

Voters who requested a ballot by mail may deposit their completed ballot at a secure Ballot Box located outside City Hall (300 Park Ave.) The Ballot Box is under 24/7 video surveillance and is monitored by the Falls Church Police Department. 

Make sure you include "Envelope B" inside the dark orange return envelope provided when dropping your ballot at the Ballot Box. 

ballot box


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.
  • Public Notice of Voting Locations

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
  • Kelli Edwards, Assistant Registrar 
  • Ted Trott, Assistant Registrar
  • Gail Wadsworth, Assistant Registrar
  • Joyce Orban, Assistant Registrar
  • Margaret Volpe, Assistant Registrar

Election Officers

  • Training Guide Coming Soon