Absentee voting opens to eligible voters on Friday, September 23 for the November 8, 2011 General Election for Virginia State Senate, House of Delegates and Alexandria Clerk of Court (sample ballots are available at alexandriava.gov/Elections). Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, but relatively few take advantage of this option. There are several qualifying circumstances. For example:
- You commute and work for 11 of the 13 hours the polls are open. (Take into account those days when traffic is heavy or the weather is bad and it takes longer than usual to get to and from work.)
- You are a caregiver for a confined family member.
- You are unable to go to the polls in person on Election Day because of an illness or disability.
- You will be absent from Alexandria on Election Day because of business, work, school, or vacation.
To learn more about these, and other circumstances in which absentee voting is an appropriate option, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections and click on “Absentee Voting,” or call 703.746.4050.
Absentee Voting In Person
You can cast your absentee ballot in person at the Alexandria Voter Registration Office, 132 North Royal St., or by mail.
In-person absentee voting hours are as follows:
Regular Hours for in-person absentee voting: Weekdays, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed October 10).
Extended hours for in-person absentee voting:
Monday, October 24, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 25, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 27, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, November 1, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, November 5, at 5 p.m.
Absentee Voting By Mail
If you wish to absentee vote by mail, download an application from alexandriava.gov/Elections, or contact the Voter Registration Office to get an application mailed to you. The last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail or fax is Tuesday, November 1. The application must be received by the Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day. Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the Registration Office on or before November 8 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 703.746.4050.
For complete information on these elections, including voter registration, sample ballots, and precinct and district maps, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections.