Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible Alexandria Voters on September 21

ALEXANDRIA, VA–Absentee voting for the November 6 General Election begins on Friday, September 21. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

  • Away for personal business, work, vacation, active military service or at school.
  • Working and commuting for 11 or more hours, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., on Election  Day. (Account for those days when traffic is heavy or the weather is bad and it takes longer than usual to get to and from work.)
  • Physically unable to go to the polls because of an illness or disability.
  • A caregiver for a confined family member.
  • A “first responder” (firefighter, law enforcement, emergency medical technician, search and rescue).

To learn more about these and other circumstances in which absentee voting is available, visitalexandriava.gov/Elections or call 703.746.4050.

Absentee Voting in Person

The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, November 3, at 5 p.m.  In-person absentee voting hours and locations are as follows:

Office of Voter Registrations and Elections, 132 N. Royal Street, Suite 100
Opens for absentee voting on Friday, September 21
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed October 8)

Weekend hours:
Saturday, October 20, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 3, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Extended hours:
Thursday, October 18, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 23, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, October 29, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street
Opens for absentee voting on Saturday, October 27

Absentee Voting Hours
Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, October 29, 1 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30, 1 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31, 1 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 1 – 8 p.m.
Friday, November 2, 1 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting by Mail
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 30. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day.

Voters may submit absentee ballot applications online at vote.elections.virginia.gov. They may also get a paper application at alexandriava.gov/Elections, or by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.

These absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6. Ballots may be returned by mail or delivered personally by the voter to the Voter Registration Office, located at 132 N. Royal St.

What’s on the Ballot?
In Alexandria, the November 6 ballot includes U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, Alexandria Mayor, City Council and School Board, and two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.

The voter registration deadline for this election for those not already registered to vote at their current address is October 15. You may submit or update your registration information online atvote.elections.virginia.gov. Any eligible U.S. citizen who will be 18 years old by November 6, 2018, is eligible to register and vote in this election.

For complete information on this election, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, precinct maps and photo ID requirements, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections.

For more information, contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, Office of Voter Registration, atanna.leider@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050.

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