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On Saturday, December 20, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Lee Center complex, at 1108 Jefferson St., will be closed due to building system upgrades.

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City of Alexandria, VA City of Alexandria, VA
Mayor & City Council
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How To Run for Mayor or City Council

Alexandria voters elect a Mayor and six at-large members of City Council.  The next general election will be on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Political parties usually nominate candidates in a primary election or a citywide caucus. Independents may also run.

Qualifications to be a candidate are:

  1. Qualified to vote for and hold the office for which one offers.
  2. A resident of the Commonwealth for one year immediately preceding the election.
  3. A resident, by the time of filing, of the city in which one offers for election.

Candidates may access Candidate Information Bulletins from the State Board of Elections. These bulletins provide:

  1. Filing forms and deadlines
  2. Legal requirements and penalties for failure to comply
  3. Information on other required forms
  4. Answers to frequently asked questions about elections and candidates

Questions may be directed to the State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745.

301 King St., Room 2300
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.4550
Fax: 703.838.6433
E-mail

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.