By Carla Branch and Katie Smythe

In-person absentee voting in Alexandria ended Saturday with 6,452 people voting. This is an increase of 65% from those who cast in-person absentee ballots last year.

“We are not at the level of the presidential election in 2016 but we are close,” said Alexandria General Registrar Anna Leider.

As of Nov. 4, a total of 3,786 by-mail absentee ballots had been received in the Registrar’s Office with 1,514 ballots requested by mail or email not yet received. The deadline for receiving a by-mail absentee ballot is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

“This means that 12.49% of Alexandria’s Active Registered Voters cast an absentee ballot during this election,” Leider said.

In 2016, there were 91,726 Active Registered Voters in Alexandria and there are currently 94,321 Active Registered Voters in the City. “The number of voters who have checked their registration status online is up 200% from last year,” Leider said.

Polls open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will close at 7 p.m. Every vote counts!