Election Integrity Working Group | Fairfax GOP
Last week, the Fairfax County Office of Elections started publishing a multi-page, detailed online daily report showing early voting numbers. To view the report, go to the Fairfax Elections Office homepage and scroll down to the section titled “UNOFFICIAL ABSENTEE VOTING REPORT.” The link to the report will be updated each day with a new pdf file.
The report is described as a daily snapshot: “This report provides a snapshot in time of absentee & early in person voting activity for the November 8, 2022 General Election. The data in this ongoing report is neither official nor final.”
This daily report had been provided previously only to the Democrat and Republican Party chairs. Now the public can see this detailed information for Fairfax County for the entire 45-day election season, one of the longest in the nation.
“Absentee” voting is defined in Virginia to include both mail-in absentee ballots and also “In-person Absentee Voting,” which is the in-person voting now occurring at the three Early Voting satellites at Fairfax County Government Center, Mount Vernon Government Center, and North County Government Center. Thirteen additional Early Voting satellites will open on Thursday, October 27 for voting every day through Saturday, November 5. For a complete Early Voting schedule, instructions and addresses for all Early Voting satellites, go here.
The newly-available daily “Unofficial Absentee Voting Report” will report data with up to a two-day delay; for example, on October 20, the report uploaded has a filename date for October 18.
The report tracks daily numbers for how voters are voting:
- How many ballots have been mailed or emailed to voters
- How many ballots have been received after being returned by mail or in a drop box
- How many voters have voted in-person
- How many voters who received a mail-in ballot chose to vote in-person instead
- How many ballots were mailed to military in the US and in other countries, and to civilians in other countries (UOCAVA ballots)
- How many voters cast ballots each day at each satellite location
For more information, contact the Fairfax County Office of Elections.
The Election Integrity Working Group is a volunteer-run project of the Fairfax GOP.