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Thursday, April 26, 2012

ABsentee Voting Begins 4/27

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.
To learn more about these and other circumstances in which absentee voting is an appropriate option, visit and click “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 Street, 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. (Closed Monday, May 28)
Extended hours for in-person absentee voting: 
  • Tuesday, May 29, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, June 4, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 5, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The deadline for absentee voting in person is Saturday, June 9, at 5 p.m.
Absentee Voting By Mail

If you wish to absentee vote by mail, download an application from , or contact the Voter Registration Office to have an application mailed to you.
  • The last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail or fax is Tuesday, June 5. The application must be received by the Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day. 
  •  Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office on or before Election Day, Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m. For more information, call703.746.4050.
For complete information on this election, including voter registration deadlines, sample ballots, campaign finance reports and precinct maps, visit

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