June 18, 2024 - Dual Primary Election

The Democratic and Republican Parties have requested a Primary Election for the purpose of selecting delegates for the offices of Member, United States Senate, Member, House of Representatives, and local offices. 2024 June Primaries Order(PDF, 198KB)

Virginia is an open primary state meaning that voters do not register by political party. Any registered voter is eligible to vote in any primary election. If both the Democratic and Republican parties hold primaries on the same day, voters must choose which party ballot they wish to vote, per Virginia Code § 24.2-530.

Arlington County will be using ranked choice voting for the office of County Board (1 seat). Read more about Ranked Choice Voting. 

What's on the Ballot 

Only offices with more than 1 candidate are on the primary ballot. In offices where only 1 candidate qualified, that candidate automatically wins the party nomination and will be on the ballot in November. 

Democratic Primary Sample Ballot(PDF, 932KB)

Republican Primary Sample Ballot(PDF, 804KB)

Democratic Primary

County Board (1 seat)

  • Tenley D. Peterson
  • Natalie U. Roy
  • Julius D. "JD" Spain, Sr.
  • Julie E. Farnam
  • James A. DeVita
Republican Primary

U.S. Senate

  • Hung Cao
  • Edward C. "Eddie" Garcia Jr.
  • Jonathan W. Emord
  • C. L. "Chuck" Smith, Jr.
  • Scott Thomas Parkinson

Important Dates 

Vote In Person

Vote Early

Early Voting is open 45 days before all elections. All voters can vote at any Early Voting location. Early Voting hours and locations can be found here.

First day of Early Voting: May 3, 2024

Election Day - June 18, 2024

On Election Day, all Arlington polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

You must vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day. 

Vote By Mail

All voters are eligible to vote a Mail Ballot. Voters must request a Mail Ballot. 

Voters can request a Mail Ballot until 5 pm, June 7, 2024

Mail Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before June 18, 2024 and received by 12pm, June 21, 2024