Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Sep 17, 2018 at 8:04 PM

Six-Year Election Calendar

November 6, 2018 General Election

The November 6 General Election will include 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.

All regular polling places will be open for voting from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. 

November 6 Sample Ballots

How Do I Register to Vote?

The Voter Registration deadline to participate in the November 6 General Election is on October 15. Virginia residents who are U.S. citizens and will be 18 years old by November 6, 2018 may submit a registration application.

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.

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.

How Do I Vote Absentee?

Absentee voting begins 45 days before every Primary or General Election.

Absentee voting in-person: 

  • Beginning Friday September 21, you may vote in-person absentee at the Voter Registration Office (132 North Royal Street) during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Beginning Saturday October 27, you may also vote in-person absentee at Beatley Library (5005 Duke Street).
  • Extended weekend and evening hours, including the hours for Beatley Library, are listed on our Absentee Voting page
  • The deadline for in-person absentee voting is 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.

Absentee voting by mail: 

  • The fastest way to request an absentee ballot by mail is to apply online through the Virginia Department of Elections, vote.elections.virginia.gov
  • You may also submit a paper application for an absentee ballot beginning one year before the date of an election. To submit a paper application please see our Absentee Voting page
  • The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30.

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

2018 Voting Sticker Design Poll

Local artist Christina Mazurkevich has created three options for an Alexandria "I Voted" sticker. Now you can help pick the final design. The poll is open for voting from Monday, September 17 through Monday, October 1. 

 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MGMCWLB

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. Please submit any 2018 Voting Sticker Design Poll questions to Matthew Stensrud, Chair, Alexandria Commission for the Arts by email to mstensrud@gmail.com.

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.


Where Can I Find A Sample Ballot?

Información para Votar en Espanol

Martes, 6 de noviembre, 2018 el día de las elecciones, los centros electorales están abiertos de: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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

How Do I Run for Local Office?

The filing deadline to run for local office was June 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.

How Does Voting Work in Alexandria?


Precinct Maps and Polling Place Addresses


Recent Election Results 


Campaign Finance Reports & Statements of Economic Interest 


Become an Alexandria Election Officer


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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