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No specific law requiring time off to vote.

2015 Important Events Calendar

April 2015 Dates
Last day to register to vote in May 5th Municipal ElectionApril 13, 2015
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot by mail for May 5th ElectionApril 28, 2015
May 2015 Dates
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot in Person for May 5th ElectionMay 2, 2015 -
Town of Vienna's municipal electionMay 5, 2015
Last day to register to vote in June 9th Primary ElectionMay 18, 2015
June 2015 Dates
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot by mail for June 9th ElectionJune 2, 2015 -
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot in person for June 9th ElectionJune 6, 2015
Primary Election DayJune 9, 2015
October 2015 Dates
Last day to register to vote in November General ElectionOctober 13, 2015
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot by mail for November General ElectionOctober 27, 2015
Deadline to apply for absentee ballot in person for November General ElectionOctober 31, 2015 -
November 2015 Dates
November General ElectionNovember 3, 2015
Alexandria Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: William D. 'Bill' Euille - Population(139,966)
Mayor Euille lost the Democratic primary in June. Will run in November as a write-in candidate.
November 3, 2015

2016 Important Events Calendar

March 2016 Dates
Primary Election DayMarch 1, 2016
November 2016 Dates
General Election DayNovember 8, 2016

Virginia: Voting at the Polls on Day

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-7:00 PM

Regular Virginia ID Requirements for All Other Voters

  • Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) when voting in person at their polling place. There are many different types of photo IDs that voters can use when they vote. All of the acceptable forms photo ID can be used up to a year after ID has expired.

Acceptable forms photo ID

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
  • 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
  • For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs, please (click here)

Provisional Ballot Process for Voters Who Arrive Without Identification on Election Day

  • If you arrive at your polling place without an acceptable form of photo ID, you will be given the opportunity to vote a provisional ballot. After completing the provisional ballot, you will be given written instructions from your precinct election officials on how to submit a copy of your photo ID so your vote can be counted.

To register to vote in the State of Virginia, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
  • Be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

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