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GOVERNMENT & LAW

 

ALEXANDRIA

City of Alexandria
Information about the City of Alexandria government and services.

Mayor and City Council
Information about the Mayor and City Council of Alexandria including biographies and contact information.

City Code
Online access to the code for the City of Alexandria from Municode.

Alexandria General District Court
Information and schedules for the General District Court, 18th Judicial District of Virginia.

 

 

VIRGINIA

Commonwealth of Virginia
Information about the government of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia General Assembly
Information about the legislative branch of the Virginia Government, including list of State Delegates and Senators.

Code of Virginia
Online access to the Code of Virginia from the Legislative Information Service.

Virginia's Judicial System
Information about courts in Virginia, includes a link to find the status of a current court case.

 

 

UNITED STATES

House of Representatives
Includes lists of representatives and legislative information.

US Senate
Includes lists of Senators, committees and information for visitors to the Senate.

Supreme Court
Website for the Supreme Court of the United States, including calendar, recent decisions, court rules and information for the public.

The White House
Includes information about the administration and current events.

 

 

YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

Alexandria is in Virginia's 8th Congressional District for the United States Congress.

Senator Mark Warner
Senator Tim Kaine
Representative Donald Beyer

 

Alexandria is in Virginia's 30th/35th/39th Senate Districts and the 45th/46th House of Delegates Districts for the Virginia General Assembly.

Adam Ebbin - 30th
Richard Saslaw - 35th
George Barker - 39th
Mark Levine - 45th
Charniele Herring - 46th

 

 

ONLINE LEARNING

 

Foundations of American democracy
Topics include: ideals of democracy, types of democracy, government power and individual rights, principles of American government, etc.

Interactions among branches of government
Structures, powers and functions of Congress, Congressional behavior, checks on the presidency, the judicial branch, etc.

Civil liberties and civil rights
The Bill of Rights, balancing freedom with public order and safety, due process, social movements and equal protection, etc.

Political participation
Voting rights and models of voter behavior, voter turnout, polictical parties, third-party politics, elections, campaigns, etc.

The Legislative Process
Video overview of how a bill becomes a law.

 

TAX INFORMATION

Alexandria Tax Guide
Information about real estate taxes, personal property tax and city decals, and other taxes.

Virginia Tax
Information, forms and instructions for individual income taxes, sales and use tax, and more.

IRS
Information, instructions and forms for federal taxes.

 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security Administration
Information about online services, retirement, disability and more.

Benefits Calculator
Allows you to estimate your Social Security benefit.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Five things to consider before you collect your Social Security benefits.

Financial Literacy Guide
Get the skills and knowledge to make informed and effective decisions with your financial resources.

 

VOTING INFORMATION

To be Eligible to Register to Vote in Virginia a person must:

  • 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.

 

Virginia offers online voter registration

 

Elections information for Alexandria
Local area election information including links for voter registration, absentee voting and election results.

Virginia State Board of Elections
Statewide election information including registration, absentee voting and election results.

Federal Election Commission
Information about campaign finance disclosure and the administration and enforcement of federal campaign finance laws

 

 

DATABASES

Gale Legal Forms
Provides a wide seletion of state-specific legal forms across the most popular legal areas - real estate, bankruptcy, pre-marital agreements, divorce, landlord/tenant, and more.

Lexis Nexus 
Provides access to billions of searchable documents and records from more than 60,000 legal, news and business sources.

West Law 
Find the reliable legal information you need quickly and confidently.

 

Available only at the law library.