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Posted on: February 2, 2017

2017 Town election deadlines approaching

Town of Vienna citizens planning to run or vote in the May 2 Town election can start their election engines off right by getting the required paperwork turned in on time. 

Candidates who wish to be on the May 2 ballot must file all required documents with the Fairfax County Office of Elections by 5 p.m. March 7. 

Three Town Council seats, those currently held by Carey Sienicki, Howard Springsteen, and Tara Voigt, are up for election in 2017. Candidates must be residents of the Town of Vienna, have lived in Virginia for at least one year, and be qualified to vote. Elected Councilmembers serve two-year terms.

Town of Vienna voters may cast their ballots from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street NE. If you’re not already a registered voter, the last day to register in order to be eligible to participate in the 2017 Town election is Monday, April 10. 

To vote in the Vienna Council election, you must be a Town of Vienna resident, at least 18 years of age by Election Day, and a U.S. citizen. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail or online is April 25; residents may apply for an absentee ballot in person through April 29.

Information about candidate qualifications and voting is available at both elections.virginia.gov and fairfaxcounty.gov/elections.
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