ALEXANDRIA, VA-On Tuesday, November 7, there will be a General Election in the City of Alexandria. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here are eight ways Alexandria voters can prepare for Election Day:
1. CONSIDER EARLY VOTING
All registered voters in Virginia are eligible to vote early. The deadline to cast an early ballot in person is Saturday, November 4, at 5 p.m.
Early voting hours are:
Office of Voter Registration and Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100)
- Thursday, November 2, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
- Friday, November 3, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday, November 4, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library (5005 Duke St.)
- Thursday, November 2, 1 p.m.–7 p.m.
- Friday, November 3, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
2. CHECK YOUR POLLING PLACE
If you vote on Election Day on November 7, you must do so at your designated polling place. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to confirm the location and your registration at vote.elections.virginia.gov
For November 7, note the following changes to polling places:
- The former South Port Apartments Precinct will vote at the Tucker School (435 Ferdinand Day Drive.)
3. KNOW WHAT IS ON YOUR BALLOT
In Alexandria, the ballots includes contests for the Virginia House Delegates and the Virginia Senate. Review the ballot to help you make informed choices at the voting booth. Election officials are not permitted to provide information about candidates, so please conduct research to determine your choices before arriving at the polling place. Please remember that you are issued a ballot based on your residence address, so when researching candidates, please ensure you are looking at the sample ballot that is applicable to you.
4. BRING YOUR ID
Virginia voters will be asked to show identification (ID) prior to voting. Examples of acceptable ID include a Virginia driver’s license, voter confirmation documents, United States passport, employee photo ID or student ID. Review the complete list of acceptable forms of identification at the Virginia Department of Elections website.
Voters who arrive at the polling place without an acceptable ID may sign an ID confirmation statement and vote using a regular ballot. Any voter who neither presents acceptable identification nor signs this statement must vote using a provisional ballot.
5. DON’T BE LATE
If you are planning to vote late in the day or after work, please remember that you must be in line at your polling place by 7 p.m. or you will not be able to vote.
6. SAME DAY REGISTRATION
If you missed the end of the normal registration period on October 16, Same Day Registration is available to you. To register and vote on the same day, you must be in the correct locality and at the correct polling location. You will be issued a provisional ballot and you will cast your vote on this provisional ballot. If you have questions about the Same Day Registration process, please contact us at [email protected] or 703.746.4050
7. IF YOU NEED HELP, PLEASE ASK
The Office of Voter Registration & Elections is committed to ensuring that every registered voter can vote. If you have any concerns about the voting process or a voting site, please call 703.746.4050 or notify an election officer.
8. VIEW THE UNOFFICIAL RESULTS
After the polls close at 7 p.m. on Election Day, Alexandria election officials will begin posting unofficial results on the Virginia Department of Elections website.
During the weeks following the election, state and local Electoral Boards will canvass the results, make any necessary adjustments, and certify the official results.
For more information, contact the Office of Voter Registration & Elections at [email protected] or 703.746.4050. [SEE ALSO: City of Alexandria Works to Address Demand for EV Charging Stations]