Alexandria Electoral Board Reappoints Anna Leider as Registrar of Voters

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Alexandria Electoral Board Reappoints Anna Leider as Registrar of Voters

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2019

The Alexandria Electoral Board has unanimously reappointed Anna Leider to another four-year term as General Registrar of voters for the City of Alexandria.

“Anna is an innovative and effective public servant who will continue to ensure transparent, fair and secure elections in Alexandria,” said Electoral Board Secretary Susan Kellom.

Leider has been an Alexandria election official for nearly 21 years, including more than five years as the City’s General Registrar and Director of Elections. She has also served as the City’s Deputy Registrar and as a member of the Alexandria Electoral Board. During this time, she has helped manage 39 elections, including four presidential elections and three statewide or regional election recounts. When Leider began serving as an election official, Alexandria had 67,400 registered voters and 24 polling places. There are now 98,200 registered voters and 30 polling places.

Leider grew up in Alexandria, attending Alexandria City Public Schools and graduating from T.C. Williams High School. She holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from Amherst College and a master's degree in business administration from New York University. She also studied early Renaissance art in a master’s program at the University of Chicago.

Before she began working as a full-time election official, Leider owned a small educational publishing company in Alexandria. She also served on the City's Budget and Fiscal Affairs Advisory Committee and 250th Anniversary Commission.

The position of General Registrar is established by the Constitution of Virginia for each city and county. Each registrar is appointed by a local electoral board, which is in turn appointed by the judges of the circuit court. The registrar's statutory responsibilities include operating a local office and voter registration services, maintaining voter registration records, certifying candidates for local office and providing a local elections administration.

For more information contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, Office of Voter Registration, at or 703.746.4050.

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