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News Release: Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible Alexandria Voters on September 23

For Immediate Release: September 21, 2016

Absentee voting for the November 8 General Election begins on Friday, September 23. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

  • Away for personal business, work, 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. 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.
  • 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 alexandriava.gov/Elections and click on “Absentee Voting,” or call 703.746.4050.

Absentee Voting in Person

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

Office of Voter Registrations and Elections, 132 N. Royal Street, Suite 100
Opens for absentee voting on Friday, September 23

Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturday, September 24 and Monday, October 10)

Extended evening hours: 

Thursday, October 27             8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, October 28                  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday, October 31               8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1             8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 2        8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 3           8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, November 4                8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke Street
Opens for absentee voting on Thursday, October 27

Thursday, October 27             noon – 8 p.m.

Friday, October 28                  noon – 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 29              10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday, October 31               noon – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1             noon – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, November 2        noon – 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 3           noon – 8 p.m.

Friday, November 4                noon  – 6 p.m.

Saturday, November 5            10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Absentee Voting By Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, November 1. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. on this 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 8. 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 8 ballot includes U.S. President and Vice President, U.S. House of Representatives, and two Proposed Amendments to the Virginia Constitution.

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

The voter registration deadline for this election is October 17. You may submit or update your registration information online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov. Any eligible citizen who will be 18 years old by November 8, 2016 is eligible to register and vote in this Election.

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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