Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Jun 26, 2020 at 2:07 PM

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 or call 703-746-4050.

Six-Year Election Calendar

June 23 Republican Party Primary Election

 June 23 was a Republican Party Primary Election for U.S. Senate. There was no Democratic Party Primary Election in Alexandria, as only one candidate qualified for the ballot.

The June 23, 2020 Republican Primary for U.S. Senate. 

Alexandria Results 

Statewide Results  

Spreadsheet with Alexandria Results (including turnout) 

Order to call Primary on June 9, 2020  

Governor's Executive Order 56

Can I vote in person, on election day for the June 23, Republican Primary? 

For the June 23, 2020 Republican Primary for U.S. Senate Only, due to the lack of availability of many of our regular polling places, the City will only have six voting location, spread throughout the City. Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.. 

  • Durant Arts Center (1605 Cameron St.): This will be the location for voters who normally vote at City Hall, Lyles Crouch School, Durant Center, Lee Center and AlexRenew.
  • Maury School (600 Russell Road): This will be the location for voters who normally vote at Ladrey Senior Building, George Washington School, Fire Department Headquarters, Charles Houston Center and Maury School.
  • Mt. Vernon Center (2701 Commonwealth Ave): This will be the location for voters who normally vote at Cora Kelly, Mt. Vernon, Potomac Yard, George Mason School, Charles Barrett Center.
  • Minnie Howard School (3801 Braddock Road): This will be the location for voters who normally vote at Blessed Sacrament, Douglas MacArthur School, Chinquapin, Temple Beth El Synagogue, Patrick Henry Center.
  • John Adams Schools (5651 Rayburn Ave): This will be the location for voters who normally vote at NOVA Arts Center, James K. Polk School, Hermitage, John Adams School and William Ramsay Center.
  • Tucker Schools (435 Ferdinand Day Dr) : This will be the location for voters who normally vote at Beatley Library, Tucker School, South Port Apartments, Cameron Station and Olympus Condos.

Voters will receive a mailing by mid-June confirming their voting location for the June 23, Republican Primary. A map of the consolidate voting locations is available here.

Where Do I Find a Sample Ballot? 

Sample ballot is linked here.

How Do I Vote Absentee?

  • In-Person Absentee. In-person absentee voting for the June 23 Primary begins on Friday, May 8 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, June 20.
    •  If a voter chooses to cast their absentee ballot in person, they will be asked to remain in their vehicle or outside the office and call the office at 703.746.4050 to begin a curbside absentee voting process.
  • By-Mail Absentee. If you would like to receive an absentee ballot by mail, you may apply online, 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, June 16.

Military and Overseas Voters may learn more about their voter registration and absentee voting options at

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 June 23 Primary, for those not already registered to vote at their current address, is May 26. 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, 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, 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,

Recent Election Results 

Election Results History and Statistics 

March 3 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election

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

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
Fax: 703.838.6449

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