The Tuesday, August 29, special election for the open at-large school board seat is fast approaching and the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate, Karen Keys-Gamarra, needs our help informing voters about the election. You can volunteer with the campaign or hand out sample ballots at the Fairfax County Government Center, where in-person absentee voting is taking place every weekday and Saturday, August 26. Take a look at the available time slots and sign up to volunteer here.


Special Election Important Dates  

  • Now through August 26: In-person absentee voting at the Fairfax County Government Center, 8 am-4:30 pm weekdays until August 25 (Thursdays 8 am-7 pm), and 9 am-5 pm Saturday, August 26. (Note: In-person absentee voting will not be available at satellite locations for the special election.)

  • August 15: Voter registration deadline 5 pm. Register online until 11:59 pm.

  • August 22: Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail, 5 pm. (Download an application to vote absentee by mail.)

  • August 29: All Fairfax County regular polling locations open 6 am-7 pm for the special election.