Deadline to Register or Update Virginia Voter Registration: October 16

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Deadline to Register or Update Virginia Voter Registration: October 16

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2017

The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s November 7 General Election is Monday, October 16. In Alexandria, the November ballot includes contests for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates (45th or 46th District), Commonwealth’s Attorney and Sheriff.

Checking Registration

If you have recently moved or updated your registration since the last time you voted, please make sure you are registered at your current address. You may check your registration at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov or by contacting voters@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050.

New Registrations

The following voter registration methods are available to U.S. citizens living in Virginia who will be 18 or older by November 7, 2017:

  • Submit the application online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov by midnight on October 16.

  • Register in person at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 North Royal St., Suite 100, by 5 p.m. on October 16.

  • Download an application at www.alexandriava.gov/Elections and then print, sign and mail the completed form to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 North Royal St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314. Applications must be postmarked on or before October 16.


Address Updates

The same deadlines are in effect for Virginia voters who are registered, but have moved within the City of Alexandria or within Virginia. Voters who do not update their registration records before the deadline are at risk of being ineligible to vote in this election.

Virginia registered voters who need to update their addresses may do so using any of the methods listed above, or by completing a new voter registration application and faxing it to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections at 703.838.6449 by 5 p.m. on October 16.

Voter information letters for new or transferred registrants will be mailed within one week of the registration date.


Absentee Voting and Other Election Information

Virginians who are registered to vote must show photo identification when voting. Check www.alexandriava.gov/Elections or call 703.746.4050 for a list of acceptable photo ID and other election information, including sample ballots and in-person absentee voting hours.  

In-person absentee voting for this election continues until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 4.


For more information, contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, Office of Voter Registration, at anna.leider@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/100077.



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