Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Jul 29, 2016 at 6:39 PM

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 or call the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 703-746-4050.

In Your Community

The Alexandria Voter Registration and Elections Office is going on the road this summer. You may register to vote (or check your registration status), complete an absentee ballot application, or get a free Voter Photo ID at the locations, dates and times listed below:

Location Address Date Time
Ellen Coolidge Burke Library 4701 Seminary Rd. Tues., August 02, 2016 3-6PM 
Durant Center  1605 Cameron St. Fri., August 05, 2016   5-8PM
James Duncan Library   2501 Commonwealth Ave.
Mon., August 08, 2016   5:30-8:30PM
Cora Kelly Rec Center 25 W. Reed Avenue  Tues., August 16, 2016 3-6PM
Lee Center  1108 Jefferson Street
Wed., August 24, 2016

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, 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. To learn more about absentee voting, including absentee voting locations, please see our Absentee Voting page. You may also check the status of your absentee ballot. Absentee voting for the Presidential Election will begin on Friday, September 23, 2016.

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?

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: 

Anna Leider

132 North Royal Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Fax: 703.838.6449

For voter registration and absentee inquiries - Please include full name, current address, and date of birth.