Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible Alexandria Voters on September 20

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Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible Alexandria Voters on September 20

For Immediate Release: September 17, 2019

Absentee voting for the November 5 General Election begins on Friday, September 20. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

  • Away for personal business, work, vacation, active military service or at school.

  • Working and commuting for 11 or more hours, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., on Election Day. (Account for those days when traffic is heavy, or the weather is bad and it takes longer than usual to get to and from work.)

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

  • A caregiver for a confined family member.

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

To learn more about these and other circumstances in which absentee voting is available, visit the City’s Elections page, or call 703.746.4050.

Absentee Voting in Person

The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, November 2, at 5 p.m. In-person absentee voting hours and locations are as follows:

Office of Voter Registrations and Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100)
Opens for absentee voting on Friday, September 20

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed October 14)

Weekend hours:

  • Saturday, October 26 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 

  • Saturday, November 2        8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Extended hours:

  • Wednesday, October 16     8 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 17         8 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Monday, October 21           8 a.m.–8 p.m. 

  • Tuesday, October 22           8 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Monday, October 28           8 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 29           8 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 30     8 a.m.–8 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 31         8 a.m.–8 p.m.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street
Opens for absentee voting on Saturday, October 26

Absentee Voting Hours:

  • Saturday, October 26          10 a.m.–5 p.m.

  • Monday, October 28           1–8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, October 29           1–8 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 30     1–8 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 31         1–8 p.m.

  • Friday, November 1            1–5 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 2        10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Absentee Voting by Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 29. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day.

Voters may submit absentee ballot applications online at vote.elections.virginia.gov. They may also get a paper application at the City’s Elections page or by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.

These absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5. Ballots may be returned by mail or delivered personally by the voter to the Voter Registration Office (132 N. Royal St.).

What's on the Ballot? 

In Alexandria, the November 5 ballot includes Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates, and Alexandria Clerk of Circuit Court.

The voter registration deadline for this election, for residents who have not already registered to vote at their current address is October 15. You may submit or update your registration information online at vote.elections.virginia.gov. Any eligible U.S. citizen who will be 18 years old by November 5, 2019, is eligible to register and vote in this election.

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

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

For reasonable disability accommodation, contact anna.leider@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050 or Virginia Relay 711.

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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/111345.