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Absentee voting now open in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Absentee voting for Virginia's March 1 Democratic and Republican Presidential Primary for eligible Alexandria voters started as of Friday, January 15. 

Voters are eligible to vote absentee if the following applies: 

•    Away for personal business, work, vacation, active military service or at school.
•    Working and commuting for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Take into account those days when traffic is heavy or the weather is bad and it takes       longer than usual to get to and from work.
•    Physically unable to go to the polls because of an illness or disability.
•    A caregiver for a confined family member.
•    A “first responder” (firefighter, law enforcement, emergency medical technician, search and rescue).

For questions regarding absentee voting, visit:  alexandriava.gov/Elections and click on “Absentee Voting,” or call 703.746.4050. 

Alexandria officials said in a release that the deadline for voting absentee in person is Saturday, February 27, at 5 p.m. 

The hours for absentee voting in person are as follows: 
Office of Voter Registrations and Elections, 132 N. Royal Street, Suite 100
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Monday January 18 and February 15)
Saturdays, February 20 and 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Extended evening hours: 
Wednesday, February 17              8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 18                  8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday, February 22                    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, February 23                   8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

To find out how to apply for an absentee ballot by mail, visit http://alexandriava.gov/Elections For questions and more details please contact: contact Anna Leider, General Registrar, Office of Voter Registration at anna.leider@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.4050.


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