The deadline to vote early is Saturday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. In-person early voting hours are as follows.
Office of Voter Registration & Elections (132 N. Royal St., Suite 100) is open:
• Thursday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m–5 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St.
• Thursday, Nov. 2, 1 p.m.–7 p.m.
• Friday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
• Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Voting by Mail
Completed ballots must be either returned to the Office of Voter Registration & Elections by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, or postmarked by Nov. 7 and received in the office by noon on Monday, Nov. 13. To vote in person, an application is not required. Applications should not be submitted before voting in person.
Ballot Drop Boxes
Ballot drop boxes will be available at all polling places on Nov. 7, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A secure outdoor drop box, under video surveillance, is available in front of the Office of Voter Registration & Elections 24 hours a day through Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. Additionally, a ballot drop box will be available at the same dates and times listed above for in-person voting at Beatley Library.
Registering to Vote
The deadline for the normal registration period for the Nov. 7 General Election was Oct. 16. But the Same Day Registration period began Oct. 17 and runs through Election Day, Nov. 7, 2023. Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov to register, check registration status, or update an existing registration.
Visit alexandriava.gov/Elections for complete election information, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, precinct maps and ID requirements.
On Election Day
All Virginia Election Day polling hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line to vote at 7 p.m. you will be permitted to vote. No one arriving at the polls after 7 p.m. is permitted to vote. In nearly every election a few Alexandria voters arrive after the polls close. Those who wait until the last minute to vote do so at their peril.
Bring your ID. As of July 1, 2020 Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification at the polls. For a complete list of acceptable IDs, please see Virginia's Department of Elections website.
On Election Day, if you do not have an acceptable ID with you, you may sign an ID confirmation Statement. A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls or does not sign an ID Confirmation Statement will be offered a provisional ballot.