March 5, 2024 - Presidential Primary Election

The Democratic and Republican Parties have requested a Primary Election for the purpose of selecting delegates for the office of President of the United States. 2024 March Presidential Primaries Order(PDF, 87KB)

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.

What's on the Ballot 

Democratic Party Presidential Primary Sample Ballot(PDF, 773KB)

Republican Party Presidential Primary Sample Ballot(PDF, 770KB)

Democratic Party Presidential Primary Candidates Republican Party Presidential Primary Candidates

Marianne Williamson

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

Dean Benson Phillips


Chris Christie

Ryan L. Binkley

Vivek Ramaswamy

Donald J. Trump

Ron D. DeSantis

Nikki R. Haley

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 for the March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election: January 19, 2024

Election Day

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

You must vote at your assigned location. 

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, February 23, 2024

Mail Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before March 5, 2024 and received by 12pm March 8, 2024.