Absentee voting for the 8th Congressional District Democratic Primary begins Friday, April 25th with a location in each of the four city/county component jurisdictions the 8th District.
Absentee voting is not actually early voting unlike some states where all voters may vote in advance of Election Day. In Virginia a person must specify a reason on their absentee ballot application (application available right at the in-person voting poll location). This reason may not be challenged; however, clarification may be requested to satisfy completing the application (see application, ‘Supporting Information Required). There are 19 different reasons that a person may vote absentee. Voting in person is preferred over voting by mail to make sure that your ballot is received timely and counted.
Absentee voting information for each jurisdiction:
- Alexandria City: info / location – 132 North Royal Street, #100
- Arlington County: info / location – Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 320
- Falls Church City: info / location – 300 Park Avenue, Suite 101 East
- Fairfax County: info / location – 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 323 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Thursdays: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.; Saturdays: May 31st and June 7th, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)
NOTE (updated April 24th) – Fairfax County residents. There is discussion about a location closer to the 8th District voters. From Brian Schoeneman (Secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board), “We have an electoral board meeting scheduled for Monday night at 6:30. This is the only item on the open agenda. I will be voting in favor of setting up the satellite location. Current plans are for June 2 – 6, from 3:30 PM to 7 PM and Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 AM to 5 PM.”