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Choice 2017

Absentee Voting Opens For Eligible Alexandria Voters September 22

September 19, 2017

Absentee voting for the Nov. 7 General Election begins on Friday, Sept. 22. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

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Alexandria To Purchase New Voting System For November Election

September 7, 2017

The Alexandria Electoral Board last Friday signed a letter of intent to purchase a new voting system that will be in place for the upcoming November election.

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Beyer, Duckworth, Ellison Introduce Pre-Registration Of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act In House and Senate

September 6, 2017

Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced bicameral legislation to reform federal elections to allow young Americans 16 and older to pre-register to vote, automatically adding them to voter rolls when they turn 18.

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Alexandria Voters Invited To Provide Feedback On Potential New Election Equipment

August 25, 2017

The Alexandria Office of Voter Registration and Elections is evaluating potential new voting equipment to comply with a state law phasing out electronic ballots.

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Civil Rights Groups Join EPIC In Challenge To Election Commission

July 11, 2017

Several civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits challenging the Presidential Election Commission, which the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) sued last week. The groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Public Citizen. The President’s Election Commission announced yesterday it would suspend the collection of state voter data in response to the lawsuit filed by EPIC.

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Governor McAuliffe Statement On Request From Trump Elections Commission

June 30, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in response to a letter directed to Virginia and other states from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity: 

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Gillespie, Northam To Face Off In Virginia Gubenatorial Election

June 14, 2017

Virginia Democrats and Republicans went to the polls yesterday to pick a nominee to compete in the November gubernatorial election. Republicans nominated former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie and Democrats nominated current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. 

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Virginia To Hold June 13 Primary

June 9, 2017

Virginia Democrats and Republicans will hold Primaries on Tuesday, June 13. Alexandria voters will be asked to choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, which are the only contested races.

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Absentee Voting Deadlines For June 13 Democratic And Republican Primaries

June 2, 2017

Virginia voters who qualify for an absentee ballot for the June 13 Democratic or Republican gubernatorial primary elections may request to have absentee ballots mailed to them, or they may cast absentee ballots in person.

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Deadline To Register Or Update Virginia Voter Registration – May 22

May 16, 2017

The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s June 13 Democratic or Republican Primary Election is Monday, May 22. In Alexandria, the June ballots each include contests for Governor and Lt. Governor. Virginia voters do not register by political party and may vote in either primary but not both.

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