Early Voting Begins April 23 for June 8 Democratic Primary Election
For Immediate Release: April 22, 2021
Early voting will begin on April 23 for the June 8 Democratic primary election in the City of Alexandria. The ballot includes contests for Virginia Governor;Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; House of Delegates (45th District); Mayor and City Council.
All registered voters in Virginia are eligible to vote by mail or in person. Virginia voters do not register by political party. Carefully review the information below to determine applicable deadlines, times, and locations.
Voting in Person
The deadline to vote early is Saturday, June 5, at 5 p.m. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with local and state requirements, each person at a voting location must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth and keep at least 6 feet apart from others. In-person early voting hours are as follows.
Office of Voter Registrations & Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100)
- Opens for early voting on Friday, April 23
- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m-5 p.m.
- Closed Monday, May 31
Additional and Extended Hours:
- Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Monday, May 24, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 25, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 29, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 2, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Thursday, June 3, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 5, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Voting by Mail
Applications to request a mail-in ballot must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m., Friday, May 28. Access an application in one of the following ways:
- By visiting vote.elections.virginia.gov to submit an application online.
- By downloading the application available on the City’s Elections webpage
- By requesting to have an application form mailed to you by calling the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.
Completed ballots must be returned to the Office of Elections by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, or postmarked by June 8 and received in the office by noon on Friday, June 11.
Voters who believe they cannot safely have a witness present while completing the ballot for the June 8 election may disregard the witness signature requirements.
Ballot Drop Boxes
Ballot drop boxes will be available at all polling places on June 8, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A secure outdoor drop box, under video surveillance, is available in front of the Office of Voter Registration & Elections 24 hours a day through June 8 at 7 p.m.
Registering To Vote
The deadline to register to vote for the June 8 Primary election is May 17. Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov to register, check registration status, or update an existing registration.
Visit alexandriava.gov/Elections for complete election information, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, precinct maps and ID requirements.
For more information, contact the Office of Voter Registration & Elections at email@example.com or 703.746.4050.
For reasonable disability accommodation, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.4050, Virginia Relay 711.
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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/121841.