May 20 Deadline to Register for Democratic Primary

Fairfax County residents who want to vote in June 11 primary must register by Monday, May 20.

Residents who want to vote in the June 11 Democratic Primary to nominate candidates for Lt. Governor and Attorney General must be registered to vote by Monday, May 20.

Voter applications submitted after May 20 will not be processed until June 12, a day too late to vote.

Democrats Aneesh Chopra and Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) will face off for the Democratic nomination on June 11.

Chopra, 40, served as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology from 2006-2009 and was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 to serve as the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. Chopra lives in Arlington with his wife and two daughters.

Ralph Northam, 53, has served as a member of the Virginia State Senate since 2007. He lives in Norfolk with his wife and has a son and daughter, both in college.

Chopra has $919,815 in cash on hand, according to recent information from the Virginia Public Access Project. Northam has $307,029 in the bank.

State Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd) and Former Assistant United States Attorney Justin Fairfax are competing for the Attorney General candidacy.

The winners will run in Virginia's general election Nov. 5, facing the Republican candidates selected this weekend at the Virginia Republican Party’s convention in Richmond.

Approximately 13,000 delegates will make the trip from around the state to formally nominate Att. General Ken Cuccinelli as the party’s gubernatorial candidate. He’s expected to accept the nomination with an address Saturday morning.

Seven Republican candidates are gunning for the Lt. Governor nomination. There are two Republican hopefuls for the Attorney General nomination.

How to Register to Vote in Fairfax County

Click here to view information on how to register.

You can view and print an application offline right here. If mailed, the application must be postmarked no later than May 20.

If you'd like to drop it off at your local registration office, click here to find the one closest to you.

If you think you might be registered in Virginia but aren't sure, double check your registration status right here.


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