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Voting Early

Virtually every voter in Virginia is eligible to vote absentee, which includes voting in-person absentee at a variety of locations between Sept. 19 and Nov. 1.

What’s on the Ballot in Arlington?

Every voter in Virginia will vote for one U.S senator and their member in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Senate

One-term incumbent Sen. Mark R. Warner (D) is challenged by Republican Ed W. Gillespie and Libertarian Robert C. Sarvis.

Republican Ed W. Gillespie, www.edforsenate.c...

Democrat Mark R. Warner, www.markwarnerva....

Libertarian Robert C. Sarvis, www.robertsarvis....

The 8th District Congressional seat is open seat because of the retirement of incumbent Rep. Jim Moran (D), who was elected in 1990. Democrat Donald S. Beyer Jr. will face Republican Micah K. Edmond plus three independent candidates. The 8th district includes all of Alexandria and Arlington, plus parts of Fairfax County including Mount Vernon, Lorton and parts of McLean, Tysons and Falls Church.

Republican Micah K. Edmond, www.micahedmond.c...

Democrat Donald S. Beyer Jr., www.friendsofdonb...

Libertarian Jeffrey S. Carson, jeffreycarson.com/

Independent Green Gerard C. "Gerry" Blais III, www.votejoinrun.u...

Independent Gwendolyn J. Beck, www.gwendolynbeck...

In Arlington, voters will also choose one member of the County Board and two members of the School Board (one a special election). Both Arlington boards are made up entirely of at-large members, so both races will appear on all Arlington ballots. There is also a special elections for treasurer, plus four bond questions on the ballot.

Treasurer (Special Election to fill unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2015), Carla F. de la Pava (D), incumbent – appointed until special election is held, running unopposed

County Board

Alan E. Howze (D), www.alanhowze.com...

John E. Vihstadt (I), incumbent, www.voteforvihsta...

School Board

Audrey R. Clement (I), audreyclement.org

Barbara J. Kanninen (I), www.barbarakforsc...

School Board (Special Election to fill unexpired term ending Dec. 31, 2016), Nancy Van Doren (I), running unopposed, www.nancyvandoren...

County Bond Referendum Questions

Arlington voters will vote yes or not to the following questions:

Metro and Transportation QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $60,240,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transport Authority and other transit, pedestrian, road or transportation projects?

Local Parks and Recreation QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $13,070,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for local parks & recreation, and land acquisition for parks and open spaces?

Community Infrastructure QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $39,000,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for County facilities, information technology, and infrastructure?

Arlington Public Schools QUESTION: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $105,780,000 to finance, along with other available funds, the costs of various capital projects for Arlington Public Schools?

http://vote.arlingtonva.us/

There are many reasons that voters are allowed to vote absentee, but the most broad of these applies to almost anyone with a job: “Any person who, in the regular and orderly course of his business, profession, or occupation, will be at his place of work and commuting to and from his home to his place of work for 11 or more hours of the 13 that the polls are open (6 a.m. to 7 p.m.).”

You can download an absentee ballot and mail it to your local voter registration office, or you can vote “absentee in person.”

Arlington In-person absentee voting is underway and ends on Saturday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m., at Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320, Arlington, VA 22201. Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. except Thursdays, Oct. 23 and 30 hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. More at http://vote.arlingtonva.us/absentee/