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Election officials aim to limit precinct changes in 2022

Changes to Arlington voting precincts are inevitable in the coming year. But county election officials hope to use a scalpel, rather than a sledgehammer, in getting the job done. “Move as few voters as possible – that has been our...

Arlington sees plethora of applicants for polling-place posts

It’s the type of problem many election officials across the country would like to have – Arlington has too many people wanting to serve as poll officials in the upcoming election. Way, way too many. About 440 are needed and more...

Election officials say they are ready for voters

Despite ongoing renovations to the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center, Arlington elected officials say they are ready to welcome the electorate once early voting begins Sept. 17. “We have been assured” by county officials of minimal disruptions during the 45...

Data: Congressional delegation tilts further to left

Northern Virginia’s three Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives continued traditional norms of low scores in a ranking compiled by the American Conservative Union Foundation, based on votes taken in Congress during 2020. U.S. Reps. Don Beyer (D-8th)...

Voters asked, but not required, to wear masks on June 8

Those headed to vote in the June 8 Democratic primary in Arlington will have to make their own choices about mask-wearing. State election officials this time have not provided local elections offices with specific guidance on masks, although Arlington election...

Editorial: Time to scrap polling-place names?

With the current renaming mania sweeping to woke corners of Arlington, county election officials might be wise to follow up on a matter tangentially touched upon at a recent Electoral Board meeting. In a discussion of changing the name of...

Letter: Wave of the future is ranked-choice voting

Editor: In an era of extreme partisanship and polarization, there’s one common denominator between the two parties. Both want to use ranked-choice voting, a ballot change that lets a voter rank the candidates. It works through a series of eliminations...

Voter ‘dropboxes’ coming for primary, but maybe not right away

To paraphrase a former president: If you like your local election dropbox, you’ll get to keep it. But maybe not right away. Because of the vagaries of Virginia state law, it’s unlikely that Arlington election officials will be able to use...

Letter: More people voting is not a bad thing

Editor: I disagree with your March 26 editorial , opposing Virginia’s new requirement that all towns and cities hold elections in November. As you readily admit, this new rule will increase voter turnout. In a representative democracy, making it more...

Do Arlington voting precincts really need names?

Given the renaming-mania that is sweeping the locality these days, might it not be easier for the Arlington Electoral Board to simply eliminate all names of the county’s 54 voting precincts, and instead identify them solely by their numbers? That...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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