Absentee Voting Now Open for 45th District Special Election
Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, but relatively few take advantage of this option, according to the Voter Registration Office.
Absentee voting is now available for residents wishing to vote for the area's representative for the 45th District of Virginia.
The special election will take place Sept. 4. The 45th District includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax as well as 13 precincts in Alexandria.
Polling places in the 45th District will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee voting for the election began Aug. 10.
Many 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 personal business, work, school or vacation.
To learn more about 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., Suite 100, or by mail. In-person absentee voting hours are as follows:
Regular Hours for in-person absentee voting:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Extended hours for in-person absentee voting:
Aug. 28, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 1, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The deadline for voting absentee in person is Sept. 1, 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 have an application mailed to you.
The last day to apply to have an absentee ballot sent by mail is Aug. 28. The application must be received (via mail, fax, or scanned email attachment) in the Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day. Ballots should be sent to:
Alexandria Voter Registration Office
132 North Royal Street, Suite 100
Alexandria VA 22314
Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office on or before Election Day, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.