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Early Voting Begins September 23 for November 8 General Election (Licensed by The Zebra Press)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Early voting will begin on September 23 for the November 8 General Election in the City of Alexandria. The ballot includes a contests for the United States House of Representative.

All registered voters in Virginia are eligible to vote by mail or in person. Carefully review the information below to determine applicable deadlines, times, and locations.

Voting in Person

The deadline to vote early is Saturday, November 5, at 5 p.m. In-person early voting hours are as follows.

Office of Voter Registration & Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100) 

  • Opens for early voting on Friday, September 23
  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Closed Monday, October 10

Additional and Extended Hours:

  • Saturday, October 22, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 30, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 1, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St.

  • Opens for early voting on Friday, October 28
  • Friday, October 28, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 30, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Monday, October 31, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 1, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Friday, November 4, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Voting by Mail

Applications to request a mail-in ballot must be received in the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 5 p.m., Friday, October 28. Access an application in one of the following ways:

  • By visiting to submit an application online.
  • By downloading the application available on the City’s Elections webpage.
  • By calling Voter Registration & Elections at 703.746.4050 to request that an application is mailed to you.

Completed ballots must be either returned to the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, or postmarked by November 8 and received in the office by noon on Monday, November 14. To vote in person, an application is not required. Applications should not be submitted before voting in person.

Ballot Drop Boxes

Ballot drop boxes will be available at all polling places on November 8, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A secure outdoor drop box, under video surveillance, is available in front of the Office of Voter Registration & Elections, 24 hours a day, through November 8 at 7 p.m. Additionally, a ballot drop box will be available at the same dates and times listed above for in-person voting at Beatley Library.

Registering to Vote

The deadline to register to vote for the November 8 General Election is October 17. Visit to register, check registration status, or update an existing registration.

Visit for complete election information, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, precinct maps and ID requirements.

For more information, contact the Office of Voter Registration & Elections at [email protected] or 703.746.4050.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact or 703.746.4050, Virginia Relay 711.

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