A General Election is a regularly-scheduled election for a particular office. On Tuesday, November 5, 2013, a General Election will be held for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Member House of Delegates (45th, 47th, 48th and 49th Districts), County Board, and School Board.
A Special Election is an election held for a special purpose that is not regularly scheduled, such as to fill a vacancy in an office or for ballot questions. In Virginia all Special Elections are held on Tuesdays, and they are often held at the same time as a General Election.
A Primary Election is an election held to assist the two major political parties (Democratic and Republican) in selecting their nominees for offices on the General Election Ballot. In Virginia, primaries for offices elected in November are normally held on the second Tuesday in June.
All polling places are open from 6 am to 7 pm on Election Days.
November 5, 2013 General Election
D=Democrat, R=Republican, G=Green, L=Libertarian, IG=Independent Green, I=Independent. Under state law, party affiliation does not appear on the ballot for County Board or School Board. School Board candidates are unaffiliated but may be endorsed by political parties.
|Governor||Terry McAuliffe (D)|
Ken Cuccinelli (R)
|Lieutenant Governor||Ralph S. Northam (D)|
E.W. Jackson, Sr. (R)
|Attorney General||Mark R. Herring (D)|
Mark Obenshain (R)
|House of Delegates, 45th District||Rob Krupicka (D), incumbent|
Jeffrey Engle (I)
|House of Delegates, 47th District||Patrick Hope (D), incumbent|
Laura Delhomme (L)
|House of Delegates, 48th District||Bob Brink (D), incumbent|
Lindsey Bolton (L)
|House of Delegates, 49th District||Alfonso Lopez (D), incumbent|
Terrence Modglin (IG)
|County Board||Jay Fisette (D) incumbent|
Audrey Clement (G)
|School Board||James S. Lander, incumbent|
The ballot may also include a referendum question on whether a redevelopment and housing authority should be activated in Arlington.
Voter Registration Deadlines
The deadline to register to vote or update your address for primaries or general elections is the 22nd day before the election date. Registration applications are due to the Office of Voter Registration by 5 p.m., or if mailed, must be postmarked by the deadline date. The registration deadline for the November 5, 2013 General Election is Tuesday, October 15.
If you are already registered to vote at your current address, you do not need to register again.
If you have moved recently within Arlington or within Virginia and haven't updated your address, you might still be eligible to vote. Please call 703.228.3456 for more information.
Interested in conducting a voter registration drive? Please carefully read Virginia's Guidelines for Conducting Voter Registration Drives before you begin. The Arlington Office of Voter Registration can also offer assistance.
If you will be away from Arlington on election day, or if you are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, you can vote by absentee ballot. Please email your name and address, and we will send you an absentee ballot application form. You can also download the application from our Absentee Voting page. We must receive your application by the Tuesday before the election date to be able to mail you a ballot. In-person absentee voting is also available; for more information, call us at 703.228.3456.
Absentee ballots are available for mail or in-person voting 45 days before the election date.
All polling places are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you are unsure where you need to go to vote, please visit our Polling Place page or call 703.228.3456.
For general voter information, please visit our Election Resources page or contact:
Arlington League of Women Voters
(Also visit the League's VOTE411 website)
P.O. Box 10057
Arlington, VA 22210