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Arlington GOP still on hunt for Electoral Board candidates

The Arlington County Republican Committee continues to accept self-nominations for those interested in becoming a member of the Arlington Electoral Board. The election of Republican Glenn Youngkin to the governorship means that all 130-plus local electoral boards across Virginia will...

Battle over county’s election dropboxes may resume in 2023

The first order of business for a Republican organization’s efforts in 2023 could be another run at reducing the number of election dropboxes in the county. Arlington’s elections office currently provides nine dropbox locations across the county, and “we’re hoping...

Political parties to get edict: Compile list of acceptable pollworkers

Santa’s not the only one who’d better be making a list and checking it twice in coming months. Arlington’s Republican and Democratic leadership should be doing the same, too, county election officials say. Those officials are asking the two main...

‘Same-day registration’ not as simple as it sounds

While Virginia this year is moving into the world of same-day voter registration (up to and including Election Day), Arlington election officials say it might be better for all concerned if those who want to cast ballots get the...

Voters will get notification of where they landed, district-wise

With Virginia congressional and legislative redistricting now in the rear-view mirror, the focus is on making sure the electorate understands the changes. “Every voter in the commonwealth will be getting a notice of their new districts and polling place,” county...

Newest crop of Arlington election officers tapped

The Arlington Electoral Board has approved 63 new election officers, but not all of them will get the chance to work the Nov. 8 election. There will be a need for about 550 election officers spread across precincts during election...

GOP group wants number of voting dropboxes slashed

A Republican group seeking to have Arlington election officials reduce the number of 24-hour voting dropboxes in the county got something of a cold shoulder at the July 14 Electoral Board meeting, but potentially could find a warmer reception...

Survey says: County pollworkers happy with experience

Good news for Arlington election officials aiming to stock up on election officers for November’s general election: Most of those who worked the recent Democratic primary said they’ll do it again. A total of 254 election officers worked county polls...

Voters still like in-person, but other options growing

A healthy majority of Arlington voters in the June 21 Democratic primary opted to cast ballots in person on the day of the event, although sizable minorities used other options, according to new data. About 57 percent of the just...

Election officials hoping for a straightforward primary day

Arlington election officials are hoping for an easy-peasy primary election on June 21. “Results should come in quickly . . . the only thing that will slow down results will be my ability to type them into the system,” county...
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