Tomorrow is ELECTION DAY!
Tuesday, November 5
Polls are open from 6 am to 7 pm
(I don't know about you, but I'm kind of feeling like this...)
PLEASE VOTE TOMORROW.
OUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS.
Dear Virginia Voter,
I respectfully ask for your vote on Tuesday. And if you live outside my district, I ask you to vote for Democrats up and down the ballot so that the values we share can be enacted into law.
Republicans have organized a write-in campaign against me and against every Democrat for the House or Senate running in Alexandria.
So please don't sit this one out. Get out to the polls and cast a ballot!
Where are you voting?
Click here to find your polling place.*
*If you normally vote at Agudas Achim, you will now be voting at:
Art Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N Quaker Lane
What time will you be voting?
Polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Anyone in line at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote. So get in line and stay in line!
Do you know what's on your ballot?
- Click here to find out what's on your ballot.
Who do I vote for?
- You vote for Mark Levine for Delegate!
ALEXANDRIANS, please vote as follows:
- Mark Levine for Delegate
- Adam Ebbin for Senator
- Greg Parks for City Clerk (Why did I endorse Greg Parks?)
ARLINGTONIANS, please vote as follows:
FAIRFAXIANS (Fairfaxans? Fairfaxers?), please vote as follows:
But Mark! I don't live in your district.
If you don't see the name on the above list, vote for the Democrats, of course!
But some local offices don't say who is a Democrat.
Many volunteers at polling locations will have sample ballots.
If you need a Fairfax Democratic sample ballot and you don't live in my district, click here
Do you have a valid I.D.?
- You will need to show one acceptable photo identification card whenever you vote in person. Photo I.D.s can be used to vote up to one year after the I.D. has expired. The picture below includes the photo IDs accepted, but if you want to see the full formal list of photo ID requirements, click here.
How are you getting there? Do you need a ride?
If you're in Alexandria and need a ride, email here and/or call 703-549-3367.
Most rides occur between 9am and 4pm.
- If you're in Arlington and need a ride, click here.
- If you live in Fairfax and need a ride -- or can provide a ride, click here.
I will visit every one of my 23 precincts on Election Day. If you need a ride, please try your local Democratic Party first. But if you still have trouble getting a ride, please call me at 571-234-8481. I may be able to arrange for someone or pick you up myself.
Did you request an absentee ballot and not turn it in? No problem!
Did you ask for an absentee ballot and not receive it? Or misplace it? Or get one and not turn it in? Or send one back but are afraid they haven't received it? No problem!
If you have your absentee ballot:
you can go to your local registrar's office* and turn it in.
*ALEXANDRIA: 132 North Royal Street, Suite 100ARLINGTON: 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 320FAIRFAX: 12000 Gov't Center Pkwy, Conf. Rooms 2/3
Or you can just go to your local polling place and turn it in. They will place your absentee ballot in the "spoiled ballot" envelope and allow you to vote normally.
- you can go to your local registrar's office* and turn it in.
If you do not have your absentee ballot:
- Simply go to your normal voting place. They will ask you to vote provisionally. That's OK! After polls close at 7 pm, your local registrar will check to see if your absentee ballot was received in person or by mail. If the absentee ballot was not received by the deadline, they will count your provisional ballot instead.
Who else can you bring with you?
Friends don’t let friends forget to vote. Triple your vote by bringing two friends with you!
Anyone giving you trouble at the polls?
You go all the way to vote, and a horrible thing occurs. Your name is not on the poll books. Yikes! Did you just move here? Forget to re-register? Could the good people in the registrar's office have made a mistake? (It happens. There are a lot of people named "John Smith.") Ask for the Election Officer. They have regional poll books. Perhaps, if you recently moved from Arlington to Alexandria, they still have you on the poll books in Arlington. Then you can vote at your former voting precinct. Last resort, you can vote provisionally.
Or is some menacing person keeping you from voting? Or demanding to see your vote? Or doing something else they shouldn't be doing? Double yikes!
To help you evaluate your options do not hesitate to call the
VOTER PROTECTION HOTLINE: 844-482-8683
The Democratic Party of Virginia has a team of lawyers working throughout the Commonwealth to protect people's right to vote. Don't let someone prevent you or any other citizen from voting without calling the voter protection team.
Are you selfie ready?
Ever since I was first elected in 2015, my Election Day tradition has been to visit every one of the 23 precincts I represent to welcome voters and thank volunteers. Tomorrow will be no different. I'll be out, rain or shine.
Come take a picture with me. I hope to see you at the polls tomorrow!
And I will share all your happy photos in Wednesday's newsletter.
I also greet the occasional non-voter.
It is always my honor and privilege to serve you.
Delegate Mark Levine
Serving Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax in Virginia's 45th District