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Special Election: Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors February 3, 2009

Because Gerald Connolly was elected to the House of Representatives 11th District, Fairfax County is left without a Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, a Special Election for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will be held. All qualified voters in Fairfax County are eligible to vote in this election.

Connolly won Virginia’s 11th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 4. He has served as county chairman since 2004 and resigned from his current position Jan. 3. Two current county elected officials, Supervisors Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) and Patrick Herrity (R-Springfield), have kicked off their campaigns to replace Connolly. Independent candidate Carey Campbell is also running for county chairman.

The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Leewood residents will use our polling place

Precinct 531:LEEWOOD

St. John's United Methodist Church,

5312 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA

Voter Registration

The final day of voter registration is Wednesday, January 21, 2009. (If you are already registered at your current address, you do not have to register again.) In-person voter registration forms must be received in the Office of Election by 6 p.m. on January 21, 2009. Mail-in registration applications must be postmarked on or before January 21, 2009.

You Can Also Vote Absentee

Absentee voting only available at the fairfax county goverment center 3rd floor suite 323. Their hours of operation are 8-6pm Monday thru Friday. A Special Saturday voting place will be provided there, Saturday January 31st, 2009 from 9-5pm.

Click Here for a Special Election for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Sample Ballot - Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors



Don’t Forget to Vote Tuesday, November 4th 2008

When all the votes are counted, we will have our next President of the United States. Open any paper, turn on any news program, and the headlines are focused on this heated race. This vote will decide how our country fares for the next four years. Whether you are supporters for the Obama-Biden ticket, or solidly behind the McCain-Palin ticket, your vote can make the difference. Don't let the opportunity to have your voice heard pass you by. When you cast your vote, you will be helping to shape our future rather than let our future shape itself.


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Brief History

The right to vote in American politics has come a long way. It was in 1870 when the 15th Amendment gave voting rights to all men, regardless of race. Women were given the privilege in 1920. Native Americans, in 1924, achieved the privilege and right to vote. Those were all hard-won campaigns to have the right to cast a ballot that would determine our future. The entire structure of our government is based on ordinary citizens voting for representation by electing our political leaders. And yet, some people think of voting as a chore, or don't want to vote because they think their vote doesn't count. Some people don't vote because they don't like either candidate. Yet, voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities we have as Americans.

Read those news stories, visit each candidate's website, learn about their positions on issues important to you, and make an informed decision when you cast your vote. Doing a little research will reveal where the candidates' stand on issues like the war; affordable health insurance; rising food costs, housing costs and gas prices; and more importantly what they plan to do to resolve these issues. Decide what matters to you and what matters to the candidates. Then vote for the candidate who best mirrors your own beliefs.

You’ll want to make sure that you are an informed voter. Remember, elections aren’t just about electing Presidents. You might also see candidates on the ballot for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Governor, the state legislature, city, council, and township offices, and judges.

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The Candidates 08

Election 2008

Tuesday, November 4th 2008
R = Republican
D = Democrat
I = Independent
IG = Independent Green
G = Green
L = Libertarian
Locality : FAIRFAX COUNTY 11th District    
 President and Vice President 
  Seats : 1 
Party    Candidate Name    Address     
D    Barack Obama and Joe Biden    PO Box 8102    http://www.barackobama.com 
Chicago   IL  60680
R    John McCain and Sarah Palin    PO Box 16118    http://www.johnmccain.com 
Arlington   VA  22215
IG    Chuck Baldwin and Darrell L. Castle    5522 Hinton Street    http://www.baldwin08.com 
Springfield   VA  22151
L    Bob Barr and Wayne A. Root    2600 Virginia Ave, NWSuite 200    http://www.libertarianparty.com 
Washington   VA  20037
G    Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente    PO Box 123   
Atlanta   VA  30309
I    Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez    PO Box 34103    http://www.votenader.org 
Washington   DC  20043
 United States Senate 
Seats : 1 
Party    Candidate Name    Address     
D    Mark R. Warner    Friends of Mark Warner1029 N. Royal St 2nd Fl    mark.warner@markwarner2008.com 
Alexandria   VA  22314 http://www.markwarner2008.com 
R    James S. ''Jim'' Gilmore III    631 S. Washington St    info@jimgilmoreforsenate.com 
Alexandria   VA  22314 http://www.jimgilmoreforsenate.com 
IG    Glenda Gail Parker    5904 Mount Eagle Drive, Apt #506    gailparker2006@aol.com 
Alexandria   VA  22303 http://www.gailparker.us 
L    William B. Redpath    827 Anthony Ct., SE    bill@redpath2008.com 
Leesburg   VA  20175 http://www.redpath2008.com 
Member House of Representatives 
Seats : 1 
District : 11th District 
Party    Candidate Name    Address     
D    Gerald E. ''Gerry'' Connolly    PO Box 563    info@gerryconnolly.com 
Merrifield   VA  22116 http://www.gerryconnolly.com 
R    Keith S. Fimian    PO Box 3131    keith@fimianforcongress.com 
Oakton   VA  22124 http://www.keithfimian.com 
IG    Joseph P. Oddo    5522 Hinton Street    jo4congress@aol.com 
Springfield   VA  22151 http://www.indygreens.org 


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Leewood Polling Place

Fairfax County, VA
St. John's United Methodist Church
5312 Backlick Road
Springfield, VA 22151


From the intersection of Braddock Rd. (Route 620) and Ravensworth Rd. (Route 649): Travel East on
Braddock Rd. Turn Right onto Backlick Rd. The church is on the Right immediately after the
intersection of Woodland Dr.
From the intersection Edsall Rd. (Route 648) and Backlick Rd. (Route 617): Travel South on
Backlick Rd. The church is on the Right immediately after the intersection of Woodland Dr.


Fairfax County Goverment information page about our polling place

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Election News Links

SBE Election Home Page


FOX News





Fairfaix County Election Home Page Link


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Absentee Voting Information

2008 In-Person Absentee Voting is available at seven satellite locations
October 15 thru October 31
Monday - Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, October 18, 25 and November 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Fairfax County Absentee Link

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Sample Ballot 2008

2008 Sample Ballot Link

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2008 Results


FOX News Election Tracker

CNN Electoral Map


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