How to Vote in Arlington

How to Vote in Arlington

2017 Elections

All polls are open 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Where Do I Vote?:

Photo Voter ID Requirements:


On the Ballot in Arlington

Nov. 7 General and Special Elections - on the ballot are:


Ralph S. Northam (D)

Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie (R)

Clifford D. Hyra (L)

Lieutenant Governor

Justin E. Fairfax (D)

Jill H. Vogel (R)

Attorney General

Mark R. Herring (D)*

John D. Adams (R)

House of Delegates

House of Delegates, 45th District

Mark H. Levine (D)*

House of Delegates, 47th District

Patrick A. Hope (D)*

House of Delegates, 48th District

R. C. “Rip” Sullivan, Jr. (D)*

House of Delegates, 49th District

Alfonso H. Lopez (D)*

Adam Roosevelt (R)

County Board

Erik Gutshall (D)

Audrey R. Clement (I)

Charles A. McCullough II (I)

School Board

M. D. “Mike” Webb (I)

Monique C. O’Grady (I)

Alison Priscilla Dough (I)

Note on School Board candidates: Virginia law requires all candidates for School Board to qualify for the ballot as independent candidates, although they may be supported or endorsed by a political party.


Arlington Voter Registration and Elections

2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 320

Arlington, VA 22201

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays

Phone: 703-228-3456

TTY: 703-228-4611

FAX (main): 703-228-3659

Fax (absentee applications): 703-228-3705

How To Vote

Every year is election year in Virginia; mechanics and details of voting require attention to detail.

Virginia Voter ID

Virginia has voter identification requirements; plan to bring photo identification with you to vote, whether that is absentee or on Election Day.

Among accepted ID: valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card; valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card; valid U.S. Passport; other government-issued photo identification cards issued by the U.S. Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth; valid college or university student photo identification card from an institution of higher education located in Virginia; valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo; employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business.

Any registered voter who does not have one of the required forms of identification can apply for a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification from any general registrar’s office in the Commonwealth. Voters applying for the Virginia Voter Photo ID complete the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application, have their picture taken, and sign the digital signature pad. Once the application is processed, the card will be mailed directly to the voter.

A voter who does not bring an acceptable photo ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot.

Provisional Ballot Process for Voters Who Arrive Without Identification

If you arrive at your polling place on Election Day without an acceptable form of photo identification, don’t panic or give up. You will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, the individual voting will be given written instructions from the election officials on how to submit a copy of his/her identification so that his/her vote can be counted.

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 submission, or through USPS or commercial delivery service. Note that 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 may be provided to the electoral board to suffice the identification requirement.