November 8 Presidential Election
On Tuesday, November 8 there will be a General Election for President of the United States and U.S. House of Representatives. The ballot will also include two Proposed Amendments to the Virginia Constitution. All regular polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To check your registration and find your polling place go to https://vote.elections.virginia.gov or call the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 703-746-4050.
How Do I Register to Vote?
The voter registration deadline for this election will be Monday, October 17, 2016. The quickest way to register (or update your registration) is online through the Virginia Department of Elections website, https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/. 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?
Many voters are eligible to vote "absentee" in Virginia, either by mail or in-person beginning 45 days before every Primary and General Election. You may submit an online application through the Virginia Department of Elections website, https://vote.elections.virginia.gov to have an absentee ballot mailed to you. You may also check the status of your absentee ballot at this site.
For more information about absentee voting (including in-person absentee voting locations and hours), or to submit a paper absentee application, please see our Absentee Voting page. Absentee voting for the Presidential Election will begin on Friday, September 23, 2016.
Military and Overseas Voters may learn more about their voter registration and absentee voting options at http://elections.virginia.gov/registration/military-overseas/index.html
What's on the Ballot?
Sample ballots will be posted in early September. The Alexandria ballot will include President and Vice President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives (Eighth Congressional District), and two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.
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.
How Does Voting Work in Alexandria?
Alexandria's eScan and eSlate Voting Equipment
Precinct Maps and Polling Place Addresses
Recent Election Results
Campaign Finance Reports & Statements of Economic Interest
Information for Candidates
Become an Alexandria Election Officer
Other Election Links
- Order Literature and Forms
- Virginia's Department of Elections
- United States Election Assistance Commission
- Virginia Election Law (Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia)
- Overseas Vote Foundation
- League of Women Voters, U.S.
- Federal Voting Assistance Program
- Alexandria Democratic Committee
- Alexandria Republican Committee
- A Look Back at Redistricting and the 2010 Census
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:
Office of Voter Registration and Elections
132 North Royal Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314