Voter Registration & Elections

City of Alexandria Office of Voter Registrations and Elections.

Page updated on Sep 14, 2017 at 4:49 PM

November 7, 2017 General Election

The November 7 ballot in Alexandria includes contests for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates (45th and 46th Districts), Sheriff and Commonwealth's Attorney. All regular polling places will be open for voting from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Where Can I Find A Sample Ballot?

How Do I Register to Vote?

The Voter Registration Deadline for the November 7 General Election will be October 16. The easiest way to submit an application to register or update your address is online through the Virginia Department of Elections,  https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/. 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 https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/ or call the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 703-746-4050.

How Do I Vote Absentee?

Absentee voting in Virginia begins 45 days before every Primary and General Election. The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the November 7 Election is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. The deadline to vote "in-person" absentee is 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 4. 

  • Absentee by mail: You may complete an application online through the Virginia Department of Elections website, or you may send in page three of the fillable absentee form. You may also call the Voter Registration Office to request a paper application, 703-746-4050. We will begin mailing out absentee ballots on September 22.
  • Absentee in person: Beginning September 22, you may vote in-person at the Voter Registration Office, 132 N. Royal Street. Beginning October 28, you may also vote in-person at Beatley Library.

For more information about absentee voting (including in-person voting hours at both absentee locations and 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: http://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/military-overseas/index.html

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.

Election Results for the June 13 Primary Elections

Each page includes state and local results:

How Does Voting Work in Alexandria?

What to Expect at the Polling Place  

Voter Services for Persons with Disabilities 

Alexandria's Verity Voting Equipment (to be posted soon)

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
703.746.4050
Fax: 703.838.6449


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

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