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Early Voting Begins Dec. 11 for Alexandria School Board Special Election on Jan. 9, 2024


ALEXANDRIA, VA-Early voting for the Jan. 9, 2024, Special Election in School Board, District A, in the city of Alexandria, begins on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. The deadline to vote early is Saturday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m.

All registered voters in School Board, District A, are eligible to vote by mail or in person. Voters can check which school board district they reside in here and review a sample ballot here.


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

  • Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Closed Monday, December 25, 2023.
  • Closed Tuesday, December 26, 2023.
  • Closed Monday, January 1, 2024.

Additional and Extended Hours:

  • Open Saturday, December 30, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Open Tuesday, January 2, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Open Saturday, January 6, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Applications to request a mail-in ballot must be received at the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 5 p.m., Friday, December 29. Access an application in one of the following ways:

  • Visit to apply online.
  • Download the application from the City’s Elections webpage.
  • Call the Office of Voter Registration & Elections at 703.746.4050 to request that an application be mailed to you.

Completed ballots must be either returned to the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9, or postmarked by January 9 and received in the office by noon on Friday, January 12. To vote in person, an application is not required. Applications should not be submitted before voting in person.

Ballots for voters who have requested to be on the permanent absentee ballot list will be mailed on Monday, December 11.

Ballot Drop Boxes 

Ballot drop boxes will be available at all polling places in School Board, District A, on Tuesday, January 9, from 6 a.m.-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 until Tuesday, January 9, at 7 p.m.

Registering to Vote 

The deadline for the normal registration period for the Special Election on Tuesday, January 9, is Wednesday, December 27. The same-day registration period begins Thursday, December 28, and runs through Election Day on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. 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. [SEE ALSO: ALX Community Recognized by New York-Based Business Publication]

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