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 Primary Election for any of the partisan contests will be held Tuesday June 20, 2023.
June 20, 2023, Primary Timeline (if held):
- 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.
- May 5: Early voting for the Primary begins, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Chief Election Officers: $250
Assistant Chief Election Officers: $225
Election Officers (full day): $180
Election Officers (half day): $90
Recent Election Results
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.
- Candidate Forms
- Summary of Laws and Policies Candidate Campaign Committees
- Dos and Don’ts for Campaigners and Authorized Representatives (SBE 604 guidance)
- Guidelines for Campaigners and Authorized Representatives
- 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.