Democratic Committee Backs Primary

Democratic Committee Backs Primary

At its monthly meeting, the Arlington County Democratic Committee voted unanimously in favor of a primary for local candidates in the November 2015 election. By state law, the primary will be held on Tuesday,

June 9 at all of the 52 polling locations in Arlington County. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Absentee voting will be available both in person and by mail.

The committee also approved two School Board caucuses, if they are required.

  • May 14 - School Board caucus, Drew Model School, 7-9 p.m.

  • May 16 - School Board caucus, Washington Lee HS, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Other important dates for citizens wanting to run for office and/or to vote:

  • Feb. 24 - Notification of adoption of primary for party nomination deadline

  • March 2 - School Board candidate filing deadline and training 7 p.m.

  • March 9 – Candidates can begin filing with the party chair

  • March 26 at 5 p.m. - Deadline for candidate declarations filed with Department of Elections - Outreach Meeting and Finance Meeting

  • March 31 at 5 p.m. - Party chair certifies candidates

  • May 18 - Last day to register to vote for the primary June 9 – Primary Election Day.

The Virginia General Assembly is considering moving the official primary date from the second Tuesday in June to the third Tuesday in June. If passed, the primary date may be changed to June 16.