After a random selection process this morning (Wednesday), the Alexandria Office of Voter Registration and Elections has the order that candidate names will appear on the ballot for the June 8 democratic primary.
The first 11 candidates filed at the same time, and their order was determined by the Alexandria Electoral Board. The names were put in separate film canisters, which were put in a bowl and mixed around. The last two candidates were listed in the order that they filed their paperwork.
In-person absentee voting begins on Friday, April 23, which is 45 days before the June 8 primary. The registrar has sent off the names and currently waiting for approval from the Virginia State Board of Elections before creating a sample ballot, which will include mayoral candidates and candidates for statewide offices.
“Once that has been approved by the state we’ll produce those and get those published,” Alexandria Registrar Angela Turner told ALXnow.
Additionally, since the School Board is an independent body, their filing deadline for reelection is June 8.
The order for Council candidates on the ballot is below.
- Alyia Smith-Parker Gaskins
- Patrick B. Moran
- R. Kirk McPike
- John Taylor Chapman (incumbent)
- James C. Lewis, Jr.
- Amy B. Jackson (incumbent)
- Canek Aguirre (incumbent)
- William E. “Bill” Campbell
- Sarah R. Bagley
- Kevin J. Harris
- William C. “Bill” Rossello
- Meronne E. Teklu
- Mark Leo Shiffer
After June 8, the top six vote candidates will move on to the November general election, after which the recipient of the most votes will be named vice mayor-elect.
Today, Alexandria announced the order that candidates will appear ion the ballot in the upcoming June 8th primary. We’ll be easy to find, right at the top! Early voting begins April 23rd, so don’t wait to make a plan to vote: https://t.co/he5AIS7L0q pic.twitter.com/GFQ3bay3Xh
— Alyia Gaskins (@Alyia4ALX) March 31, 2021
Grateful to be listed in the 4th position for the June 8th Dem. primary election! https://t.co/Bl4oEOET8C
— John Taylor Chapman (@chapman4council) March 31, 2021
Lucky to make the top #6 draw on the ballot for the #AlexandriaVA June 8th Primary! I ask for your vote, volunteerism, and donations to get me there! Let’s win this! Thank you! https://t.co/2XuewZkj3s @AlexVADems https://t.co/fwxpR2TADd
— Amy Jackson (@AmyJacksonVA) March 31, 2021