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Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Mar 13, 2019 at 5:41 PM

Six-Year Election Calendar

June 11, 2019 Primary Election

The November 5 General Election in Alexandria will include contests for Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates as well as Alexandria Clerk of Circuit Court.

  • The Democratic Party has called for a Primary to nominate candidates for these offices. According to the Order issued by the state, this Primary will be held on June 11, 2019. The filing deadline to appear on the Primary ballot is March 28. If only one candidate qualifies for the primary ballot in any office, no primary for that office will be held. Sample ballots will be available in mid-April.
  • All regular polling places will be open for voting from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
  • Not sure which Legislative District you live in? Here is a list of precincts and voting districts and a Precinct Map.
  • The Republican Party will choose its candidates for the November election via a Party canvass. Contact the local Republican Party for more information on deadlines, www.alexgop.org.
  • Independent candidates for the November election have until  7 p.m. on June 11, 2019 to file their candidate paperwork.


    How Do I Register to Vote?

    The Voter Registration deadline to participate in the June 11 Primary will be on Monday, May 20. Registration applications received after this deadline will be processed after the election.

    The Voter Registration deadline to participate in the November 5 General Election will be on Tuesday, October 15. Registration applications received after this deadline will be processed after the election.

    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.

    Virginia residents who are U.S. citizens and will be 18 years old by November 5, 2019 may submit a registration application for the 2019 elections. The fastest way to register to vote is to apply online through the  Virginia Department of Elections. 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.

    How Do I Vote Absentee?

    Absentee voting for the June 11, 2019 Primary will begin on Friday, April 26.

    • The deadline to vote in-person absentee will be 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 .
    • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail will be 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

    Absentee voting for the November 5 General Election will begin on Friday, September 20.

    • The deadline to vote in-person absentee will be 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 2 .
    • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail will be 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29.

    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


    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 8am to 5pm. This ID is valid for voting purposes only. On Election Day we are open from 6am to 7pm.

    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.


    2018 "I Voted" Sticker 

    Alexandria's new "I Voted" and "Future Voter" stickers were available at the polls on Election Day. This project was 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. Please submit any questions about the contest to Matthew Stensrud, Chair, Alexandria Commission for the Arts by email to  mstensrud@gmail.com.


    Where Can I Find A Sample Ballot?

    • Sample Ballots for the June 11, 2019 Primary will be available in mid-April.
    • Sample Ballots for the November 5, 2019 General Election will be available in mid-August.
    • Not sure which Legislative District you live in? Here is a list of precincts and voting districts and a Precinct Map
    • The Virginia Department of Elections has a ballot lookup tool that will include contact information for the campaigns.

    Información para Votar en Espanol

    Martes, 5 de noviembre, 2019 el día de las elecciones, los centros electorales están abiertos de: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    www.elections.virginia.gov/Informacion-en-espanol/index.html


    How Do I Run for Local Office?

    To run for State Senate, House of Delegates, or Clerk of Circuit Court, please review the current candidate bulletin, and call our office if you have questions.

    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


    2019 Precinct Changes

    Following a public hearing on January 12, City Council passed an ordinance to establish two new voting precincts in Alexandria. The changes are being made now, and notices to voters will be sent soon. The new precincts will be in place for all elections beginning in June, 2019.

    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 


    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 twice a month. The Alexandria Office of Voter Registration sends representatives and voter registration applications to each of these ceremonies. 

    Other Election Links


    Alexandria Electoral Board and Registrar of Voters

    Alexandria has a three-person Electoral Board

    • Susan B. Kellom, Secretary 
    • Bruce A. Brown, Chairman
    • Jack Powers, 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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