Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Monday, April 20, 2015

Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible City Voters on April 24


For Immediate Release: April 20, 2015
Absentee voting for the June 9 Democratic Primary begins on Friday, April 24. 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 an appropriate option, 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, June 6, 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 Friday8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed Monday, May 25)
Extended hours for in-person absentee voting:
Thursday, May 28                   8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 30                  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Monday, June 1                      8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2                      8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 6                     8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

ID Requirements for Absentee Voting

Virginia's photo ID requirements apply to absentee voters who cast their absentee ballot in person. They do not apply to absentee voters who request an absentee ballot by mail.
Acceptable forms of photo identification include:
    • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or DMV-issued Photo Identification Card
    • Valid United States Passport or Passport Card
    • Valid Military ID
    • Other government-issued photo identification card (from the U.S. Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a local government within Virginia)
    • Valid student photo identification card from an institution of higher education located in Virginia
    • Valid employee photo identification card
Voters who do not have acceptable ID may apply for an ID (and receive a temporary ID) at the same time they come to cast their in-person absentee ballot.

Absentee Voting By Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, June 2. 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 (132 N. Royal Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314); 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 9. The ballot may be returned by mail or delivered personally by the voter.

What’s on the Ballot?

In Alexandria, the June Ballot will include a Democratic Primary for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 45th District (the fourteen precincts east of King Street) and a citywide Democratic Primary for Mayor.
There is no Republican Primary this June. Instead, the Republican Party will hold a Party Canvass to nominate its candidates for the November election.
The voter registration deadline for this election is May 18. You may submit or update your registration information online at vote.virginia.gov.
For complete information on this election, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, precinct maps and photo ID requirements, visit alexandriava.gov/Elections.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Princess for A Night Accepting Donations


The Princess For a Night (PFAN) project is collecting dry-cleaned formal dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, unused make-up and “nice” shopping bags so young ladies across the region can attend prom without breaking the bank. 

Items may be dropped off during school hours at the main office at T.C. Williams Highschool, 3330 King St., Alexandria 

Monday, April 6, 2015

News and Info from Seminary Valley

FROM NEIGHBORHOOD LISTSERVE:



INFORMATION ON THE PEGRAM-STRAWBERRY HILL SEWER REHABILITATION PROJECT

After two cancellations due the snow, the BSVCA was finally able to present
the City speaker on the sewer project. You can review the PowerPoint (pdf)
of the presentation on our website, www.bsvca.net <http://www.bsvca.net> ,
listed right above the April Calendar. This is very informative and should
be reviewed by all residents; so please consider sharing the information
with a neighbor who may not have a computer. Homeowners should be receiving
letters soon from the City regarding this project and time lines. During
work on the sewer on individual blocks, residents will be requested not to
use water during that day. This includes turning off sump pumps. In order
to work in a segment of the sewer, water can not be running through it. It
is important that we are aware of and cooperate with requests from the
Department of Project Implementation (DPI) so that this project can be
completed in a timely manner and without any unwanted concerns.

UPDATE ON WORK BY VDOT

Even though the weather impeded the work by VDOT, they are now moving ahead
with various aspects of the I-395/Seminary Rd. project. They have begun to
install the roadway posts for the noise wall, south of Sanger Ave. along N.
Van Dorn St. They began opposite Taney Ave. and planned to work north and
then south from there. However, they are working south from Taney and
generally install two posts per day when they are working. They anticipate
being substantially complete on that wall by the middle or end of April.
They are continuing to work on the remainder of the Auxiliary Lane, and it
should be closer to completion toward the Seminary Exit Ramp by mid April.
Once that is finished, they indicated that they would go back to the
sediment basin (opposite Hollandtowne Townhouses) and work south from there.
They planned to remove the basin at that time, too. However, VDOT is
currently working on removing the basin prior to completing the Auxiliary
Road. They indicated that the HOV Bridge project is progressing well and
that they anticipate finishing it and the Seminary Bridge replacement by the
end of September. The new pedestrian bridge will open before that date (in
early summer).