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Absentee Voting Deadlines for June 12 Primaries

Absentee Voting Deadlines for June 12 Democratic and Republican Primaries

Alexandria, Virginia voters who qualify for an absentee ballot for the June 12 Democratic or Republican primary elections may request to have absentee ballots mailed to them, or they may cast absentee ballots in person.

Absentee Voting by Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, June 5. Applications must be received in the Alexandria Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. on this day.

Voters may submit absentee ballot applications online through the Virginia Department of Elections at

Voters may also print paper applications at, or request mailed applications by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050.

Absentee Voting in Person

The deadline to cast 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 North Royal St., Suite 100.

In-person absentee voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with extended hours on June 5, 6, and 7 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There are many reasons registered voters may qualify 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).

What’s on the Ballot?

In Alexandria, the June 12 Democratic Primary is to nominate Democratic candidates for Alexandria Mayor and City Council; the June 12 Republican Primary is to nominate a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. All persons qualified to vote may request a ballot for either primary, however, they may not vote in both (Virginia Code 24.2-530).

Election Day Voting

On Tuesday, June 12, all regular polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. You may check your registration status and polling place location through the Virginia Department of Elections at

For complete information on this election, including sample ballots, precinct maps and photo ID requirements, visit

For more information, contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, at 703.746.4050.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

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