One Week Left to Register and Update Virginia Voter Registrations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : September 29, 2008 

One Week Left to Register and Update Virginia Voter Registrations
All Voter Registrations and Address Updates Due Monday, October 6

The legal deadline to register to vote in the November 4, Presidential Election is Monday, October 6, 2008, at 5 p.m. Mailed registration applications must be postmarked October 6. The same deadlines are in effect for Virginia voters who are registered, but have moved within the City or within Virginia. Voters who do not update their applications risk being ineligible to vote on Election Day.

Checking Registration Status
Alexandria voters who are not certain if they are registered at their current address should visit and click on “Am I Registered and Where do I Vote?” or call Voter Registration at 703.838.4050.

New Registrations
The Alexandria Office of Voter Registration and Elections offers the following voter registration methods:

  • Citizens may download applications from, and submit them by mail, postmarked on or before October 6, to the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 132 North Royal Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314.
  • Mail applications may be obtained at Alexandria Libraries or at the Office of Citizen Assistance at City Hall.
  • Citizens can register in person at the Alexandria Voter Registration Office and Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Centers.

Address Updates
In addition to the methods listed above, Virginia registered voters who need to update their addresses may do so in one of these ways:

  • Complete the form on the back of the old Voter I.D. card and mail or fax (703.838.6449) to the Voter Registration Office.
  • Complete a voter registration application and mail or fax (703.838.6449) to the Voter Registration Office.

Voter cards for new or transferred registrants will be mailed within one week of the registration date.

The Ballot
In addition to President, the Alexandria ballot includes races for the Office of U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives. Sample ballots are posted at

Absentee Voting
Absentee voting is now in progress. Go to or call 703.838.4050 for absentee voting information and other election information. 
For more information, contact Tom Parkins, Registrar of Voters, at 703.838.4050.