Absentee Voting Opens in Alexandria April 26

by Lee Hernly, Editor
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Absentee voting will begin on April 26 for the June 11 Democratic primary election. All voters in Alexandria may cast ballots for a nominee for Clerk of Circuit Court & 35th District Senate seat.

Absentee voting will begin on April 26 for the June 11 Democratic primary election. All voters in Alexandria may cast ballots for a nominee for Clerk of Circuit Court, and voters in the Hermitage, John Adams, William Ramsay and Southport precincts may cast ballots for a nominee for the Senate of Virginia from the 35th District. Voters in Virginia do not register by party, so any person registered to vote in Alexandria may vote in the June 11 Democratic primary election.

There is no Republican primary election this June. Instead, the Republican Party will hold a party canvass (meeting) to nominate its candidates for the November election.

Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee if they are, for example:

  • 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. Account for 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).

For more about absentee voting, and other circumstances in which absentee voting is available, visit this link.

 

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