Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Jul 6, 2018 at 12:07 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. 

Here is a complete list of qualified candidates for Mayor, City Council and School Board, including campaign contact information. Sample ballots will be posted in August. 

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

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, or call the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.

How Do I Vote Absentee?

 Absentee voting for the November 6 Election begins on 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. The deadline for in-person absentee voting is 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3. Extended weekend and evening hours will be posted this fall. For more information, please see our Absentee Voting page
  • The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30. You may, however, already submit an application requesting a ballot by mail for the November election. The fastest way to apply is online through the Virginia Department of Elections,

To submit a paper application for an absentee ballot, and get more information about absentee voting including a list of possible reasons for voting absentee, please see our Absentee Voting page. You may submit a paper absentee application beginning one year before the date of an election.

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.

Where Can I Find A Sample Ballot?

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
Fax: 703.838.6449

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