In-Person Absentee Voting Begins at Beatley Central Library on October 25
5005 Duke Street, Alexandria

Avoid the hassle of the waiting in voting lines by casting your ballot before Election Day. In-Person Absentee Voting begins at various locations in the City of Alexandria on Friday, September 19 and ends Saturday, November 1. For more information on absentee voting, please visit the City of Alexandria's website: Absentee Voting

Beatley Central Absentee Voting Schedule

Beat the Lines at Beatley Central Library and Vote Early In-Person Absentee Voting Begins October 26

   Saturday, October 25     10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

   Monday, October 27-30 1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

   Friday, October 31         1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

   Saturday, November 1   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ID Requirements for Absentee Voting

Virginia's new photo ID requirements apply to absentee voters who cast their absentee ballot in person. They do not apply to absentee voters who request an absentee ballot by mail.


Acceptable forms of photo identification include:

Valid Virginia Driver’s License or DMV-issued Photo Identification Card

  • Valid United States Passport or Passport Card
  • Valid Military ID
  • Other government-issued photo identification card (from the U.S. Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a local government within Virginia)
  • Valid student photo identification card from an institution of higher education located in Virginia
  • Valid employee photo identification card

Voters who do not have acceptable ID may apply for an ID (and receive a temporary ID) at the same time they come to cast their in-person absentee ballot.


Absentee Voting By Mail

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, October 28. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. on that day. Absentee ballot applications are available online at, or by contacting the Alexandria Voter Registration Office at 703.746.4050. Completed (signed) absentee applications can be submitted in person or by mail to the Voter Registration Office (132 N. Royal Street, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314); or they can be sent by fax (703.838.6449), or scanned email attachment to

Mailed absentee ballots must be received by the Voter Registration Office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4. The ballot may be returned by mail or delivered personally by the voter.


General Election Information

In Alexandria, the November 4 ballot will include: U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, and a proposed amendment to the Virginia Constitution.

The voter registration deadline for this election is October 14. You may submit or update your registration information online at

For additional information, including voter registration requirements, sample ballots, and photo ID requirements, visit