Early Voting Begins September 17 for November 2 General Election
For Immediate Release: September 13, 2021
Early voting will begin on September 17 for the November 2 General Election in the City of Alexandria. The ballot includes contests for Virginia Governor; Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; House of Delegates; Commonwealth’s Attorney; Sheriff; Mayor; and members of City Council and the School Board.
All registered voters in Virginia are eligible to vote by mail or in person. Carefully review the information below to determine applicable deadlines, times, and locations.
Voting in Person
The deadline to vote early is Saturday, October 30, at 5 p.m. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with local requirements, each person at an early 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 Registration & Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100)
Opens for early voting on Friday, September 17
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Monday, October 11
Additional and Extended Hours:
Saturday, October 16, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Monday, October 25, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday, October 28, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St.
Opens for early voting on Friday, October 22
Friday, October 22, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, October 24, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Monday, October 25, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 26, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 27, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
Thursday, October 28, 1 p.m.–8 p.m.
Friday, October 29, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Voting by Mail
Applications to request a mail-in ballot must be received in the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 5 p.m., Friday, October 22. 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 calling Voter Registration & Elections at 703.746.4050 to request that an application is mailed to you.
Completed ballots must be either returned to the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2, or postmarked by November 2 and received in the office by noon on Friday, November 5. To vote in person, an application is not required. Applications should not be submitted before voting in person.
Ballot Drop Boxes
Ballot drop boxes will be available at all polling places on November 2, 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 November 2 at 7 p.m. Additionally, a ballot drop box will be available at the same dates and times listed above for in-person voting at Beatley Library.
Registering to Vote
The deadline to register to vote for the November 2 General Election is October 12. 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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