March 3 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election
On Tuesday, March 3 there will be a Democratic Party Presidential Primary in Virginia. There is no Republican Party Presidential Primary this March. Instead, the Republican Party will hold a statewide convention in the spring.
Where Do I Find a Sample Ballot?
- The Sample Ballot for Virginia's March 3 Presidential Primary is linked here.
- If any candidates listed on the ballot officially notify the Virginia Department of Elections that they have ended their campaigns, their names will be listed below. As of February 19, the Department of Elections had reported no names to our office.
How Do I Vote Absentee?
- In-Person Absentee. In-person absentee voting for the March 3 Primary began on Thursday, January 16 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, February 29.
- By-Mail Absentee. If you would like to receive an absentee ballot by mail, you may apply online, vote.elections.virginia.gov 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, February 25.
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
for March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary
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 March 3 Primary, for those not already registered to vote at their current address, is February 10. 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, vote.elections.virginia.gov. 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 vote.elections.virginia.gov, 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.
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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.
- Spanish - https://www.elections.virginia.gov/es
- Vietnamese - https://www.elections.virginia.gov/vi
- Korean - https://www.elections.virginia.gov/ko
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?
- What to Expect at the Polling Place
- Voter Services for Persons with Disabilities
- Alexandria's Verity Voting Equipment
- Guidelines for News Media During Elections
Precinct Maps and Polling Place Addresses
- Precinct Map (as of January 25, 2020)
- Polling Place Addresses and Voting Districts (as of January 25, 2020)
- Precinct Shapefiles from Alexandria's GIS Division
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.
The new Olympus precinct uses the Olympus Condominium (6301 Stevenson Avenue) as the voting location and impacts the boundary lines of the current Tucker, Beatley and Cameron Station precincts.
The new AlexRenew precinct uses the AlexRenew Environmental Center (1800 Limerick Street) as the voting location and impacts the boundary lines of the current Lee Center and Lyles Crouch precincts.
If you have any questions, please contact, Anna Leider, General Registrar, 132 North Royal St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314, email@example.com.
Recent Election Results
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
- Order Literature and Forms
- Virginia Department of Elections
- Virginia Public Access Project
- United States Election Assistance Commission
- Virginia Election Law (Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia)
- 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