Governing Board Election Information

Key Dates

Wednesday, January 18 at 9 a.m.Candidate Petition Packets are Available for Pick-Up by interested potential candidates at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean VA 22101. Candidate Petition packets will remain available for pick-up by interested potential candidates through Friday, March 3, 2023.

Friday, March 3 by 5 p.m.DEADLINE: Completed Candidate Petitions must be returned to the McLean Community Center by the individual candidates themselves, in-person. Verification of each candidates’ information submitted will happen during the following week – certifying that they are residents of Small District 1A-Dranesville and have gained the endorsement of the required number of residents to qualify as candidates. Each person will be so notified and invited to the Candidate Orientation on March 11.

Saturday, March 11, 2-4 p.m. – Candidate Orientation (In-Person at MCC)
Please note: This is the only information session. It is highly recommended that candidates participate to receive a Candidate Orientation packet and converse with current Board members. A professional photographer will be available to take individual publicity headshot photos prior to the session from noon to 2 p.m. Candidates may choose to submit their own digital headshot to be used for election publicity. Following the orientation, candidates may begin their personal campaigning activity among Small District 1A-Dranesville residents, owners of small businesses, and community interest groups.

Wednesday, March 15, at 9 a.m. – Absentee Voting Begins.  Residents can vote in-person at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Virginia 22101 or by U.S. Mail. Ballots can be requested online through the MCC website, by phone or email. Ballot packages will be mailed promptly to all requestors.

Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to Noon – Adult Candidates “Meet-and-Greet” held in-person at MCC during the SpringFest family event. This is an opportunity for adult candidates to interact with the public and answer questions about their interest in serving on MCC Governing Board.

Thursday, April 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m. – Youth Candidates “Meet-and-Greet.” Open Game Night at Old Firehouse Center. Teens can enjoy snacks,  drinks and games at OFC! This is an opportunity for teens to enjoy fun hanging out together and interacting with the youth candidates representing McLean and Langley high school boundary areas.

Friday, April 28, (time to be determined) – Seniors in Action Potluck Lunch.

Wednesday, May 10The last day absentee ballots will be mailed out to district residents to ensure they are delivered and can be returned to MCC by the deadline of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17. Remaining options: District residents can still come into the center during operating hours to vote by absentee ballot up until the 5 p.m. May 17 deadline; or residents can vote in person at the McLean Day festival at Lewinsville Park on Saturday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 5 p.m. – DEADLINE: Absentee Voting Ends.  All absentee voting ballots must be received (delivered) through the U.S. Mail or dropped-off at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Va. 22101, by 5 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. – In-Person Voting at McLean Day, Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Va., 22101. All Small District 1A-Dranesville residents (adults and youth) are eligible to vote if they have not done so already during Absentee Voting. Candidates will be personally notified of the election results that same evening after all votes are tallied by the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area.

Wednesday, May 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m. – Executive Director's Orientation for Newly-Elected Board Members (adults and youth). Newly-elected board members are welcome to stay and observe the Regular Meeting of the 2022-2023 Governing Board, which immediately follows at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m. – Final Meeting of Outgoing 2022-2023 Governing Board. Pledge ceremony for newly-elected and re-elected Board members led by Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust. Opportunity for Board members’ friends and family to observe the celebration, take photographs. After the Pledge ceremony, the first meeting of the 2023-2024 Governing Board will officially convene.

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or email: