If you are eligible to vote absentee (seereasons), you may cast your absentee ballot in person. This option allows you to complete the entire absentee voting process in one visit to the County Office Building, thus eliminating the risk of mail delay. It is often more convenient than voting by mail for voters who will be in Arlington at some point in the weeks preceding the election. (Alternatively, you can vote absentee by mail.)
For the Nov. 2012 general election, there are three locations for in-person absentee voting:
Main - County Office Building (1st floor), 2100 Clarendon Blvd. (near the Court House Metro station- seemap)
North - Madison Community Center, 3829 N. Stafford St. (at N. Old Glebe, 2 blocks from N. Glebe Rd. - seemap)
South - Barcroft Sport & Fitness Center, 4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr. (1 block from S. Geo. Mason Dr. - seemap)
Voters may use any of those locations.
This service begins about 45 days before the November election (or 30 days before a primary), and ends the Saturday before Election Day. The office is open for absentee voting during normal business hours, with extended hours on some weekday evenings, and also the final Saturdays before the election.
Absentee in-person voting schedule for 2012
For the general election (to be held Nov. 6):
At County Office Bldg.:
From Fri., Sep. 21, thru Sat., Nov. 3
-- Weekdays: Mon.-Fri., 8 am - 5 pm
[NOTE: Closed Mon., Oct. 8 for Columbus Day] -- Evening hours: Tue.-Thu., Oct. 23-25 & Oct. 30-Nov. 1, until 7 pm
-- Saturdays: On Sep. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3, 8:30 am - 5 pm
At supplemental sites.: Madison Community Center and Bacroft Sport & Fitness
On Saturdays starting Oct. 6, plus daily from Mon., Oct. 22, thru Sat., Nov. 3
-- Weekdays: Mon.& Fri., 8 am - 5 pm; Tue.-Thu., 8 am - 7 pm
-- Saturdays: On Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27 & Nov. 3, 8:30 am - 5 pm
WEATHER ALERT: Changes for in-person voting due to Hurricane Sandy:
Mon., Oct. 29 - All three locations CLOSED
Tue., Oct. 30 - County Office Bldg. OPEN 2-7 pm; Barcroft &Madison CLOSED
Wed., Oct. 31 - All three locations OPEN 8 am - 7 pm
Thu., Nov. 1 - All three locations OPEN 8 am - 7 pm
Fri., Nov. 2 - All three locations OPEN 8 am - 5 pm
Sat., Nov. 3 - All three locations OPEN 8:30 am - 5 pm
Check for schedule changes on the County Elections website, or call 703-228-3456.
The process is simpler than voting absentee by mail.
Step #1: Go to any in-person absenteee voting site and ask for an absentee ballot application.
Step #2: Complete the application form at the voting site and submit it. You'll be given access to a voting machine or official absentee paper ballot.