Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018
All polls are open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Where Do I Vote?: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
Photo Voter ID Requirements: vote.arlingtonva.us/elections/id-requirements/
To vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. (General Election)
- Register/update address by: Monday, Oct. 15.
- Request absentee ballot by mail by: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30.
- Vote early, in-person absentee, by appearing in person by 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3
For more information on voting in Arlington:
Arlington Voter Registration and Elections
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 320
Arlington, VA 22201
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays
FAX (main): 703-228-3659
Fax (absentee applications): 703-228-3705
On the Ballot
Arlington County, Nov. 6, 2018
UNITED STATES SENATE
Corey A. Stewart (R)
Timothy M. Kaine (D)
Matt J. Waters (L)
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thomas S. Oh (R)
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D)
MEMBER, COUNTY BOARD, vote for one
Matthew D. “Matt” de Ferranti (D)
John E. Vihstadt (I), incumbent
MEMBER, SCHOOL BOARD, vote for one
Barbara J. Kanninen (I), incumbent
Audrey R. Clement (I)
Four Arlington County Bond Referendum Questions:
- Metro and Transportation: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $74,570,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and other transit, pedestrian, road or transportation projects?
- Local Parks and Recreation: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $29,330,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for local parks & recreation, and land acquisition for parks and open space?
- Community Infrastructure: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $37,015,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the cost of various capital projects for County facilities, joint County – Schools projects, information technology, and other County infrastructure?
- Arlington County Public Schools: Shall Arlington County contract a debt and issue its general obligation bonds in the maximum principal amount of $103,000,000 to finance, together with other available funds, the costs of various capital projects for Arlington Public Schools?
Two Virginia Constitutional Amendment Ballot Questions:
State Ballot Question One
Question: Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property?
Generally, the Constitution of Virginia provides that all property shall be taxed. The Constitution of Virginia also sets out specific types of property that may be exempted from taxation. For example, the Constitution of Virginia allows the General Assembly to permit localities to provide a partial exemption from real estate taxes as an incentive for property owners to make substantial improvements to existing structures by renovating, rehabilitating, or replacing those structures.
The proposed amendment would authorize the General Assembly to allow localities to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if improvements have been made on the property to address flooding. The General Assembly and participating localities would be allowed to place restrictions or conditions on qualification for the tax exemption.
State Ballot Question Two
Question: Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?
The Constitution of Virginia currently requires the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the principal place of residence of any veteran who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability. This tax exemption is also provided to the surviving spouse of such a veteran, so long as the surviving spouse continues to occupy that property as the surviving spouse's principal place of residence
The proposed amendment would allow the surviving spouse of any veteran who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability to continue to claim the tax exemption currently provided, even if the surviving spouse moves to a new principal place of residence that is owned by the surviving spouse.
How To Vote
Every year is election year in Virginia; mechanics and details of voting require attention to detail.
In 2018, Arlington voters will vote for U.S. senator, their member of the U.S. House of Representatives, one member of the County Board, one member of the School Board, four bond questions to raise money for transportation, parks, community infrastructure and public schools, plus two statewide questions.
First, be sure you are registered. Oct. 15 is the deadline to register, and to check your registration. Many voters across the country have discovered that they have been unexpectedly dropped from the voter rolls, so be sure to check at elections.virginia.gov
Absentee Voting in Person Begins Sept. 21
Voting early if you qualify is a good choice.
There are 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in Virginia, including working and commuting to and from home for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Check the Virginia Department of Elections list to see if you are eligible: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/index.htmll
There are two ways to vote absentee, in-person and by mail. To do either, you should first check your voter registration status to make sure it is up-to-date.
If you vote absentee in-person you will fill out the application when you arrive at the in-person absentee location.
Courthouse Plaza, Absentee Voting in Person
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Sept. 21-Oct. 25: Suite 320, third floor
Oct. 26-Nov. 2: Cherry/Dogwood Conference Rooms, Lobby Level
Sep. 21-Nov. 2
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturdays, Oct 20 and 27 and Nov. 3
8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ends Saturday at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3
Absentee Voting By Mail
To track the status of your absentee ballot application and ballot, you can view your Virginia Voter Record, https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot online, by mail, by fax, or by email is 7 days prior to Election Day by 5 pm.
You can apply for your absentee ballot online, https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
Or print, complete, and sign the absentee ballot application (PDF), https://www.elections.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/VoterForms/VirginiaAbsenteeBallotApplication.pdf
Absentee ballot applications are also available for in-person visits at county government center as well as library branches.
When you apply online at vote.virginia.gov, the system automatically completes the correct application for you.
After receiving and your absentee ballot in the mail, fill it out and put your “Marked Ballot” envelope in the pre-printed return envelope enclosed. Return your ballot in plenty of time for the Office of Elections to receive it by no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. The Post Office recommends you mail it 7-10 days before Election Day.
Absentee ballots must be returned to the Office of Elections by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018 in order to be counted.
Virginia Voter ID
Acceptable forms of valid identification: Virginia driver’s license, Virginia DMV-issued photo ID, United States passport, Employer-issued photo ID, Student photo ID issued by a school, college, or university located in Virginia, Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID, Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID, Virginia Voter Photo ID card
Need a Photo Id?
If you don’t have an ID, go to your voter registration office to get a free Voter Photo ID, even on Election Day. You will be required to complete an photo ID application, have your photo taken and to sign a digital signature pad.
Forgot Your Photo ID on Election Day?
If you get to your polling place without acceptable photo ID, you can vote a provisional ballot. You will be given instructions on what to do so your vote can count.
A voter will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of the identification to the local electoral board or to appear in person to apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. Voters may submit a copy of their ID via fax, email, in-person, or through the mail or commercial delivery service. The copy of the ID must be delivered to the electoral board by noon on Friday, or the provisional ballot cannot be counted.
Also by noon on Friday following the election, the voter may appear in-person in the office of the general registrar, in the locality in which the provisional ballot was cast, and apply for a Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. At the completion of the application process, the voter may request a Temporary Identification Document. This document can be provided to the electoral board for the identification requirement.