Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Apr 24, 2017 at 10:31 AM

June 13, 2017 Primary Elections

On June 13, 2017 Alexandria will hold Democratic and Republican Primary Elections. In Virginia, voters do not register by political party; they may vote in either Primary, but not both.

  • The Democratic Party Primary is to nominate candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor. Only one Democratic candidate filed for each of the other offices that will be on the November ballot so no Primary is needed for those offices.
  • The Republican Party Primary is to nominate candidates for Governor and Lt. Governor. Only one Republican filed for Attorney General so no Primary is needed for that office. The Party will nominate its other candidates for the November ballot via a caucus.
  • The November 7 ballot in Alexandria will include contests for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates (45th and 46th Districts), Sheriff and Commonwealth's Attorney.

Where Can I Find A Sample Ballot?

The Virginia Department of Elections will also have a lookup up tool that voters can use to find out what's on their ballot

How Do I Register to Vote?

The Voter Registration Deadline for the June 13 Primary Election will be May 22. The fastest way to register 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 go to or call the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 703-746-4050.

How Do I Vote Absentee?

Many voters are eligible to vote "absentee" in Virginia beginning 45 days before every Primary and General Election. The first day of absentee voting for the June 13 Primary will be April 28. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail will be June 6. The deadline to vote "in-person" absentee will be 5pm on Saturday, June 10. 

For more information about absentee voting (including a list of possible reasons for voting absentee), please see our Absentee Voting page

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 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.