Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible City Voters on April 25

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On Tuesday, June 10, there will be a Democratic Primary for U.S. House of Representatives, 8th Congressional District. Absentee voting for the Primary begins on Friday, April 25. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, but relatively few take advantage of this option. There are many reasons registered voters in the City of Alexandria may qualify to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

  • Away on business, 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.
  • A “first responder” (firefighter, law enforcement, emergency medical technician).
  • Physically unable to go to the polls, or a primary caregiver for a family member who is ill.

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.

The voter registration deadline for this election is May 19. If you are not already registered at your current address, you may do so online at vote.virginia.gov, or call 703.746.4050. A few clicks, and you’re done.

What’s on the Ballot?

Ten people are seeking the Democratic nomination for House of Representatives. They are (in ballot order):

  1. Donald S. Beyer, Jr.
  2. Lavern J. Chatman
  3. Mark H. Levine
  4. Charniele L. Herring
  5.  Patrick A. Hope
  6. Adam P. Ebbin 
  7.  Bruce B. Shuttleworth
  8. Satish W. Korpe
  9. William D. “Bill” Euille
  10. Derek S. Hyra

There is no Republican Primary this June. Instead, the Republican Party will hold nominating conventions.

Absentee Voting in Person

The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, June 7, at 5 p.m. In-person absentee voting hours and locations are as follows:

Office of Voter Registrations and Elections, 132 N. Royal St. #100

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Monday, May 26)

Extended hours for in-person absentee voting:

Wednesday, May 28      8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 29          8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 31           8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday, June 2             8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 3           8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 7           8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting By Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, June 3. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day. Absentee ballot applications are available online at alexandriava.gov/Elections, or by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050. Completed (signed) absentee applications can be submitted in person or by mail to the Voter Registration Office (address below); or can be sent by fax (703.838.6449), or scanned email attachment to VoteAbsentee@alexandriava.gov.

Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, June 10. Mail ballots to the Office of Voter Registration and Elections, 132 N. Royal St. #100, Alexandria, VA 22314.

For complete information on this election, including voter registration deadlines, sample ballots and precinct maps, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections or call 703.746.4050.
Anna Leider
General Registrar
City of Alexandria