4 Things to Know Before Tuesday's Primary

Published on March 02, 2020

Tuesday, March 3, Virginians will go to the polls to select the Democratic nominee for the 2020 Presidential Election. 


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Here are 4 things to know if you plan to vote:


  1. Any registered voter can vote

    Virginia is an open primary state—meaning we do not register by political party. Only the Democratic Party will be holding a primary on March 3. The Republican Party of Virginia will select their nominee at a state convention in May.


  2. All regular polling places are open

    Not sure where to vote? Find your polling place online. Scroll down until you see your polling place.

    RELATED: Check your regisitration online


  3. Polls are open 6 a.m.—7 p.m.

    If you are in line by 7 p.m. you will be allowed to vote.


  4. Don't forget your photo ID

    You must show an acceptable photo ID to vote. Commonly used identifications include, a Virginia driver's license, U.S. passport, and employer IDs. If you do not have an acceptable form of identification, you can have a free one made up through noon on Friday, March 6, at 2100 Clarendon Blvd, Ste 320.

    RELATED: See a complete list of acceptable photo IDs


Learn more about voting in Arlington

If you have questions about elections in Arlington, email voters@arlingtonva.us  or call 703-228-3456.