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Register To Vote by October 17 To Participate in November 8 General Election

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ALEXANDRIA, VA –  The deadline to register to vote in the November 8 General Election or update existing registrations is Monday, October 17. The Alexandria ballot includes a contest for the United States House of Representatives.

Checking Registration 

If you have moved since the last time you voted, please make sure you are registered at your current address. You may check your registration at vote.elections.virginia.gov, by email at [email protected], or by calling 703.746.4050. Voters who do not update their registration records before the deadline may be required to cast provisional ballots through the Same Day Registration process.

New Registrations and Address Updates 

The following voter registration methods are available to U.S. citizens living in Virginia who will be 18 or older by November 8, 2022:

  • Submit the application online at vote.elections.virginia.gov before midnight, October 17.
  • Register in person at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100) by 5 p.m. on October 17.
  • Download an application at alexandriava.gov/Elections. Print, sign and mail the completed form to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 N. Royal St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314. Applications must be postmarked on or before October 17.

Voter information letters for new or transferred registrants will be mailed within one week of the registration date.

Early Voting

All registered voters in Virginia are eligible to vote early or by mail. In-person early voting for this election continues until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 5. Voters are encouraged to review the sample ballot in advance. For sample ballots and full list of voting hours, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections.

Ballot Drop Boxes 

Ballot drop boxes will be available at all polling places on November 8, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additionally, a drop box will be available during early voting at Beatley Library (5005 Duke St.).  A secure outdoor drop box, under video surveillance, is available in front of the Office of Voter Registration and Elections 24 hours a day through November 8 at 7 p.m. A mail-in ballot may be returned at a drop box or by mail. Applications to request a by-mail ballot must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. Friday, October 28. Completed ballots must be either returned to the Office of Elections by 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 or postmarked by November 8 and received in the office by noon Monday, November 14.

Visit alexandriava.gov/Elections to learn more about deadlines and other election information, including sample ballots, mail-in ballot applications, in-person early voting hours, precinct maps and ID requirements. 

For more information, contact the Office of Voter Registration and Elections at [email protected] or 703.746.4050, Virginia Relay 711.

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact [email protected]gov or call 703.746.4050, Virginia Relay 711. 

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