Alexandria’s Beatley Library Opens for Absentee Voting

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Alexandria’s Beatley Library Opens for Absentee Voting

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2017

Alexandrians who qualify to vote absentee for the November 7 General Election may cast an absentee ballot in person at Beatley Library or the Alexandria Voter Registration Office.

Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

  • Away from Alexandria on Election Day for work, personal business, vacation, or school.

  • Working and commuting for 11 or more hours, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., on Election Day.

  • Physically unable to go to the polls because of an illness or disability.

  • A caregiver for a confined family member.

  • Pregnant.

  • A “first responder” (firefighter, law enforcement, emergency medical technician, search and rescue).

  • Active duty military (or a spouse or dependent of someone serving in the military).

  • An authorized representative of a political party or candidate (serving inside the polling place).


Absentee Voting in Person

To cast an in-person absentee ballot, go to one of the sites listed below during the scheduled hours. The deadline for casting an absentee ballot in person is Saturday, November 4, at 5 p.m.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St.:

  • Saturday, October 28 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, October 30 - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 31 - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 1 - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 2 - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Friday, November 3 - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 4 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office of Voter Registrations and Elections, 132 N. Royal St., #100:

  • Saturday, October 28 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Monday, October 30 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 31 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, November 1 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 2 - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Friday, November 3 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 4 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting By Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 31. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office on that day by 5 p.m.

Voters may submit absentee ballot applications online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov. They may also get a paper application at alexandriava.gov/Elections, or by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.


What’s on the Ballot?

In Alexandria, the November 7 ballot includes Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates (45th or 46th District), and Commonwealth’s Attorney and Sheriff.

For complete information on this election, including sample ballots, precinct maps and photo ID requirements, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections.

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

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation, email anna.leider@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.4050, Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/100270.



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