Absentee Voting Opens for Eligible City Voters on April 27
For Immediate Release: April 26, 2012
On Tuesday, June 12, there will be a Republican Primary for U.S. Senate and a Democratic Primary for U.S. House of Representatives and Alexandria City Council. There is no party registration in Virginia, however, voters may only vote in one primary and are required to express their political party ballot choice.
Absentee voting for the June 12 primaries begins on Friday, April 27. Many Alexandria 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.