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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...

‘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...

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...

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...

Arlington electorate to see at least some precinct changes in 2022

Arlington voters in less than a month should have a clearer idea of plans to change voting precincts in time for upcoming elections. The county’s election office aims to announce any proposed changes by March 11, sending the package to...

Election officials put 2021 behind them, turn focus to 2022

Arlington election officials expect to need about as many workers for the November 2022 election as they had for November 2021, and based on past levels of interest and results of a new survey, do not expect to have...

Election officials in wait-and-see mode on election do-over

Yes, Virginia, there may be a rerun of all 100 House of Delegates races in the new year. Maybe not, but possibly. If so, personnel in the Arlington elections office will be ready, they say.“We’ll just have to wait and...

Letter: ‘Approval voting’ a reform public should support

Editor: We need a better system for voting. I encourage everyone to look into different voting methods to learn more. Our current “choose one” system, better known as plurality, is flawed. Third-party candidates and independents are discouraged from running for...

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...
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