Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible City of Alexandria Voters on April 26

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On Tuesday June 11, there will be a Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Absentee voting for the primary begins on Friday, April 26. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, but relatively few take advantage of this option. There are several qualifying circumstances. For example:

  • You commute and work for 11 of the 13 hours the polls are open. (Take into account those days when traffic is heavy or the weather is bad and the commute takes longer than usual.)
  • You are a caregiver for a confined family member.
  • You are unable to go to the polls in person on Election Day because of an illness or disability.
  • You will be absent from Alexandria on Election Day because of personal business, work, school, or vacation.

To learn more about these, and other circumstances in which absentee voting is an appropriate option, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections and click on “Absentee Voting,” or call 703.746.4050.

Absentee Voting in Person

You can cast your absentee ballot in person at the Alexandria Voter Registration Office,
132 North Royal Street, Suite 100, or by mail. In-person absentee voting hours are as follows:

Regular Hours for in-person absentee voting:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Monday, May 27)

Extended hours for in-person absentee voting:
Tuesday, May 28, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, June 8, at 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting By Mail

If you wish to absentee vote by mail, download an application from alexandriava.gov/Elections, or contact the Voter Registration Office to have an application mailed to you.

  • The last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail or fax is Tuesday, June 4. The application must be received by the Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day.
  • Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office on or before Election Day, Tuesday June 11, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 703.746.4050.

For complete information on this election, including voter registration deadlines, sample ballots, campaign finance reports and precinct maps, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections.



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