Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Oct 22, 2016 at 9:48 AM

November 8 Presidential Election 

On Tuesday, November 8 there will be a General Election for President of the United States and the U.S. House of Representatives, and 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 status and find your polling place go to or call the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 703-746-4050.

Where Can I Find A Sample Ballot?

The Alexandria Sample Ballot is posted here. It includes President and Vice President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives (Eighth Congressional District), and two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution.

The Virginia Department of Elections has more information on the proposed amendments  as well as a lookup up tool that voters can use to find out what's on their ballot

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, 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 began on Friday, September 23, 2016.

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

How Do I Register to Vote?

The Voter Registration Deadline for the November 8, 2016 election was Friday, October 21. Applications submitted now will be processed after the election, 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.

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?

What to Expect at the Polling Place  

Voter Services for Persons with Disabilities 

Alexandria's eScan and eSlate Voting Equipment

Guidelines for News Media During Elections

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

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
Fax: 703.838.6449

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