Absentee Voting by Mail
To request an absentee ballot by mail, a voter must complete the absentee ballot application and return it to the Registrar’s Office either by mail, fax or in-person to:
County of Fauquier
Office of the General Registrar
528 Waterloo Rd, Suite 200
Warrenton, VA 20186-3011
The completed absentee ballot application must be received in the Registrar’s Office no later than 5:00PM the Tuesday before the election date to be able to have an absentee ballot issued by mail. Postmarks are not acceptable for this deadline; the completed absentee ballot application must be in the possession of the Registrar’s Office on or before the deadline date and time to qualify.
NOTE: The voted absentee ballot must be returned and in the possession of the Registrar’s Office no later than the closing of the polls (7:00PM) on the day of the election to be counted, postmarks are not acceptable for this deadline (Va. Code §24.2-710). Any voted absentee ballots received after the deadline date and time will not be opened and will be delivered to the Clerk of the Circuit Court (Va. Code §24.2-711).
In-person Absentee Voting
This service begins daily in the Registrar’s Office before each primary, general or special election. A voter must complete the absentee ballot application and vote on the voting equipment provided in the Registrar’s Office. In-person absentee voting occurs as follows:
- Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:30PM (excluding holidays)
- On the last Saturday before a town, primary or special election from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
- On the last two Saturdays before the November general election from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
NOTE: Normal in-person absentee voting ends at 5:00PM on the last Saturday immediately preceding the Tuesday election date.
For questions or more information about absentee voting please contact the Registrar’s Office. More information about absentee voting is available by visiting the Department of Elections Absentee Voting Page.