Absentee Voting Deadlines for June 12 Democratic and Republican Primaries (CORRECTION)
(Includes corrected information on in-person absentee voting)
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2012 On Tuesday, June 12, there will be a Democratic primary for U.S. House of Representatives and Alexandria City Council and a Republican primary for U.S. Senate. 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. Alexandrians who qualify to vote absentee for this election may request an absentee ballot to be mailed to them, or they may cast an absentee ballot in person.
Absentee Voting By Mail
The deadline to submit an application to have an absentee ballot sent by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. Absentee ballot applications are available online fromalexandriava.gov/Elections, or by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at703.746.4050. Completed absentee applications can be submitted by mail to the Voter Registration Office at the address below. They may also submitted in-person, by fax(703.838.6449), or by scanned email attachment to Anna Leider, email@example.com. Please be sure to indicate in which primary you wish to vote.
Absentee ballots obtained by mail must be received by the Voter Registration Office on or before Election Day, Tuesday, June 12, at 7 p.m.
Absentee Voting in Person
The deadline for casting an absentee ballot in person is Saturday, June 9, at 5 p.m. To cast an absentee ballot in-person, go to the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 132 N. Royal St., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.
In-person absentee voting hours are Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours on the following days:
Thursday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Monday, June 4 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
There are many reasons registered voters in the City of Alexandria may qualify to vote absentee, for example, if they are:
Away on business, 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.
A “first responder” (firefighter, law enforcement, emergency medical technician).
Physically unable to go to the polls, or a primary caregiver for a family member who is ill.
New Voting Equipment
Beginning with the June primary, voters in Alexandria will be able to use the new eScan paper ballot voting system—it’s accurate, secure and easy-to-use. In addition, Alexandria will still have an accessible eSlate voting machine in every precinct (with headphones) to ensure that all Alexandria voters can vote privately and independently.