Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible Alexandria Voters September 22

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For Immediate Release: September 19, 2017

Absentee voting for the November 7 General Election begins on Friday, September 22. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

Away for personal business, work, vacation, active military service or school.

Working and commuting for 11 or more hours, between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., on Election Day. Account for those days when traffic is heavy, or the weather is bad and it takes longer than usual to get to and from work.

Physically unable to go to the polls because of an illness or disability.

A caregiver for a confined family member.

A “first responder” (firefighter, law enforcement, emergency medical technician, search and rescue).

To learn more about these and other circumstances in which absentee voting is available, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Elections and click “Absentee Voting,” or call 703.746.4050.

Absentee Voting in Person

The deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, November 4, at 5 p.m. In-person absentee voting hours and locations are as follows:

Office of Voter Registrations and Elections, 132 N. Royal St., Suite 100
Opens for absentee voting on Friday, September 22

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed October 9)

Extended hours:
Saturday, October 21 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 28 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, October 30 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 2 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St.
Opens for absentee voting on Saturday, October 28

Saturday, October 28 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, October 30 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 2 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, November 3 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, November 4 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting by Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 31. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day.

Voters may submit absentee ballot applications online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov. They may also get a paper application at alexandriava.gov/Elections, or by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.

These absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7. Ballots may be returned by mail or delivered personally by the voter to the Voter Registration Office, located at 132 N. Royal St.

What’s on the Ballot?

In Alexandria, the November 7 ballot includes Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates (45th or 46th District), Commonwealth’s Attorney and Sheriff.

The voter registration deadline for this election, for those not already registered to vote at their current address, is October 16. You may submit or update your registration information online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov. Any eligible U.S. citizen who will be 18 years old by November 7, 2017, is eligible to register and vote in this election.

For complete information on this election, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, precinct maps and photo ID requirements, visit www.alexandriava.gov/Elections.

For more information, contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, Office of Voter Registration, at anna.leider@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050.

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This news release is available at www.alexandriava.gov/99680.


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