Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Mar 26, 2020 at 8:44 AM



To promote social distancing, the office of Voter Registration & Elections is currently open by appointment only. Voters are encouraged to request absentee ballots online and residents not currently registered to vote are encouraged to register to vote online through the Virginia Department of Elections. For questions about registering to vote, absentee voting or to request an appointment: email voters@alexandriava.gov or call 703-746-4050.



Six-Year Election Calendar

March 3 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election

On Tuesday, March 3 there will be a Democratic Party Presidential Primary in Virginia. There is no Republican Party Presidential Primary this March. Instead, the Republican Party will hold a statewide convention in the spring.

After the polls close on March 3, the unofficial election results will be post here:

Statewide results

Alexandria Results 

Spreadsheet with Alexandria results (including turnout)

Where Do I Find a Sample Ballot? 


How Do I Vote Absentee?

  • In-Person Absentee. In-person absentee voting for the March 3 Primary began on Thursday, January 16 in the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 132 North Royal Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • The absentee voting page includes additional information on in-person absentee voting including weekend and evening hours.
    • The deadline to vote in-person absentee is 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 29. 
  • By-Mail Absentee. If you would like to receive an absentee ballot by mail, you may apply online, vote.elections.virginia.gov or download a paper application from our absentee page (see below).
    • The absentee voting page includes additional information and links to absentee-by-mail applications.
    • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25.

Military and Overseas Voters may learn more about their voter registration and absentee voting options at www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/military-overseas/index.html

Absentee Statistics

As of February 29, 2020




Photo ID Requirements

Virginia voters must show photo identification prior to voting. For more information, including a list of acceptable IDs, please see Virginia's Department of Elections website.

Don't have photo ID? You may apply for a FREE photo ID at our office any time we are open, including Election Day. We are located at 132 North Royal Street, Suite 100. Our hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This ID is valid for voting purposes only. On Election Day we are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When you get to our office (1) you will fill out a short application, (2) we will take your picture and get your signature, and (3) you will receive your permanent voter photo identification card in the mail within two weeks. If you need to update your name or address, you may do that at the same time you come in for your ID. If you come to our office within 30 days of an election, we will give you a temporary photo ID which you may use for the current election. 


How Do I Register to Vote?

The voter registration deadline for the March 3 Primary, for those not already registered to vote at their current address, is February 10. Registration applications received after this deadline will be processed after the election. You may submit or update your registration information online through the Virginia Department of Elections, vote.elections.virginia.gov. Any eligible U.S. citizen who will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020, is eligible to register and vote in this primary. Voters in Virginia do not register by political party.

To check your registration status and find your polling place, visit vote.elections.virginia.gov, or call the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.

For more information on voter registration (and conducting voter registration drives), or to submit a paper registration application, please see our Voter Registration Information and Application page.

Connect on Social Media

For election reminders and additional information, follow our social media pages linked below: 


2018 "I Voted" Sticker 

Alexandria's "I Voted" and "Future Voter" stickers came from  a project initiated by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts in conjunction with the Alexandria Electoral Board and Office of Voter Registration and Elections. Local artist Christina Mazurkevich created the winning designs.


Information in Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean

The Virginia Department of Elections has translated many of its web pages into Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean.


How Do I Run for Local Office?

The next election for Mayor, City Council and School Board will be on November 2, 2021. The filing deadline to run for these offices will be June 8, 2021 at 7 p.m.


How Does Voting Work in Alexandria?


Precinct Maps and Polling Place Addresses


Recent Precinct Changes


Precinct 203: Agudas Achim Synagogue 

At their January 25, 2020 Public Hearing, City Council passed an ordinance moving the Agudas  Achim polling place (2908 Valley Drive) to the Charles Barrett Recreation Center (1115 Martha Custis Drive). Notices to voters impacted by the change will be mailed in early February. The new polling place will be in place beginning with the March 3 Presidential Primary.

Precincts 112 (Alex Renew) and 309 (Olympus Condo)

At their January 12, 2019 Public Hearing, City Council passed an ordinance to establish two new voting precincts in Alexandria. Notices to voters impacted by the change were mailed in mid-April. A second notice was mailed in early October. The new precincts were in place beginning  with the June, 2019 Primary election.

If you have any questions, please contact, Anna Leider, General Registrar, 132 North Royal St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, anna.leider@alexandriava.gov


Recent Election Results 

Election Results History and Statistics 

The November 5, 2019  General Election included contests for Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates and Alexandria Clerk of Court.

The June 11, 2019 Democratic Primary included contests for Clerk of Court and Virginia State Senate (35th District).

The November 6, 2018 General Election included contests for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Alexandria Mayor, Alexandria City Council and Alexandria School Board, as well as two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution. . 


Campaign Finance Reports & Statements of Economic Interest 


Become an Alexandria Election Officer


Naturalization Ceremonies and Voter Registration

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of Virginia (located in Alexandria, Virginia) has naturalization ceremonies at least once a month. The Alexandria Office of Voter Registration sends representatives and voter registration applications to each of these ceremonies. 


Other Election Links


June 9, 2020 Primary Election

Order to call Primary on June 9, 2020  


Alexandria Electoral Board and Registrar of Voters

Alexandria has a three-person Electoral Board

  • Jack Powers, Secretary 
  • Bruce A. Brown, Chairman
  •  Mary Lyman, Vice Chair

Electoral Board Meetings are open to the public and are listed on the Election Calendar .

Minutes from the meetings are posted as soon as they are available. 

The Electoral Board appoints the Registrar of Voters.

Please contact our office with any questions about voter registration, absentee voting, or Election Day:

Anna Leider
General Registrar
Office of Voter Registration and Elections
132 North Royal Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703.746.4050
Fax: 703.838.6449

FOIA Requests may be submitted directly to our office, or through the City Attorney.

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