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In-Person Absentee Voting

In-Person Absentee Voting Instructions

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Help us elect Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine and the Democratic ticket.

Canvassing Days of Action (10-22, 10-23; Nov 5, 6, 7, & 8) shifts at 9am, noon, 3pm, and 6pm
Please RSVP to the organizer nearest you.

Area Address Organizer
Rosslyn-Courthouse (MetroEast) 1536 N Scott St, Arlington, VA Andrea Holtermann
Clarendon-Ballston (MetroWest & Central) 1302 N Nelson, Arlington VA Manny Bakare
Laurie Davis
Northeast (River) 4946 Rock Spring Rd, Arlington, VA Colleen Ryan
Southwest (King & Four Mile) 1 S Lexington S, Arlington, VA Kim Egonmwan
Alejandro Castillo
Northwest (West) 3506 N Nottingham S, Arlington, VA Sam Hanoura
Crystal City & Columbia Pike (Southeast & CenterEast) 1521 23rd Rd S, Arlington, VA Guy Mentel
Sebastien Lasseur

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2016 Golden Gala with Amanda Renteria


We are thrilled to announce that our special guest speaker for the 2016 Golden Gala will be Amanda Renteria, National Political Director of the Hillary for America campaign!

The first Latina chief of staff for a U.S. senator, Ms. Renteria is now working to ensure another “first”: the election of our first woman President, Hillary Clinton! She will share insights from the campaign trail and the strategy for ensuring success in these last few weeks before Election Day. The Golden Gala also will feature live music, tantalizing hors d’oeuvres, and a generous bar. This is an evening definitely not to be missed! Continue reading…

Clinton-Kaine-Beyer Signs

Arlington Democrats are happy to offer Clinton-Kaine-Beyer yard signs for a suggested donation of $5-$10 af the following farmers markets:
  • Thursdays – Ballston Farmers Market
  • Saturdays – Arlington Courthouse Farmers Market
  • Sundays – Columbia Pike and Fairlington Farmers Market

Gold Card Event #1: Chili Cook-Off

Join ACDC this Monday for our 29th annual Chili Cook-Off!

Mike Murtha wins Samuel Gompers award at the 2015 Chili Cook-Off

Mike Murtha wins Samuel Gompers award at the 2015 Chili Cook-Off

Mike Murtha, 76, walking up to accept his chili award, the Samuel Gompers Award, on September 7, 2015. Murtha has been making chili for the Arlington County Democratic Committee for 28 years.

Arlington Democrats gather for food and speeches every Labor Day to officially kick off the Fall campaign. The chili cook-off was introduced in 1987.

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I Voted in Arlington

Democratic Voter Protection Effort

Calling all lawyers, law students, and legal professionals! The Democratic Party of Virginia’s coordinated campaign is recruiting poll observers for this year’s election. Poll observers play an integral role in helping to protect the right to vote by monitoring polling places across the Commonwealth of Virginia – from Arlington to Virginia Beach to Roanoke.

If you are interested, please sign up online. If you have any questions, please email Bailey Dowling, Regional Voter Protection Director for Northern Virginia, at


Sen. Tim Kaine Selected as VP Nominee

The Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement after Hillary Clinton selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her pick for Vice President:

“I am delighted that Hillary Clinton has chosen Virginia’s Tim Kaine as her pick for Vice President – someone who is as experienced as he is kind. Tim Kaine is a true Virginian in every sense of the definition. He rose through the ranks from city council member, to mayor, to lieutenant governor, to governor, to U.S. senator- and he has never forgotten his Virginia roots or abandoned his progressive values. He has the respect of people from all political parties and more importantly, all walks of life.

“Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will draw upon their experience to lead this country with sound judgment, statesmanship, and unwavering commitment to the hardworking families that define the fabric of America.

“Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton know that we are stronger together. Americans need a partnership that will help our nation prosper by building upon the successes of the past 8 years and building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. There’s no path to the White House without Virginia and Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will be an inspirational and unstoppable force in November.”


8th District Democratic Committee Election

This is to call for an election for an Arlington male member to represent the party on the 8th District Committee as outlined in the Party Plan Section 6.2. This is a two year term, but this election is to fill a vacancy after one year. More information about it can be found here, and read the full rules for the election here.


Garvey Wins County Board Primary

The Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) congratulates County Board Chair Libby Garvey on winning the Democratic nomination for the Arlington County Board. We thank Erik Gutshall for running a spirited, grassroots campaign.

Garvey won 55 percent (8,362 votes) to Gutshall’s 45 percent (6,878 votes) with 11 percent voter turnout (15,240 voters).

Garvey said, “I am proud to go on to November to represent you as the Democratic nominee for County Board,” Garvey said. “I have based my campaign, as I have my service, on my idea that Arlington is a great community, but we have the potential to be even better. It means working together to support each other in friendship, knowing that together we can achieve so much.”

Gutshall said, “Tonight I endorse Libby Garvey for County Board and look forward to voting for her in November. Now that the primary is over, it’s important that we come together as Democrats to ensure we keep Arlington blue, from the White House to the School House.”

Arlington County Democratic Chairman Kip Malinosky issued the following statement:
“Libby Garvey is already a consensus building Chair of the County Board and we are honored to have her as our nominee. We encourage all voters to vote for her and the full Democratic ticket on November 8th.”

For more information on the candidates, visit the campaign’s websites:


County Board Debate – NEW LOCATION

Lubber Run Community Center – Meeting at 7:15pm and Debate 8:00pm

On Wednesday, June 1st as part of its regular meeting, ACDC will host a second debate between County Board primary candidates Libby Garvey (incumbent) and Erik Gutshall.

This event has been moved to a new location. It will now be held at:
Lubber Run Community Center
300 N Park Dr, Arlington, VA 22203