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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Six Things to Know about the March 3, 2020, Primary Election in Loudoun

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Loudoun County voters have the opportunity to go to the polls Tuesday, March 3, 2020, for the Democratic presidential primary. The Republican Party is not holding a primary in Virginia, but will select delegates to its national convention at a state convention. Here are six things Loudoun County election officials want voters to know about the March 3 primary election: 

1.  Know Who Can Vote
All registered voters in Loudoun County are eligible to vote in the primary election as Virginia does not register by party affiliation. 

2.  Know When to Vote
Polls in Loudoun County will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The last day to vote absentee in person is Saturday, February 29, 2020. Absentee voting is taking place at the Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration, 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite C in Leesburg. Details are online at

3.  Know Where to Vote
Voters will cast their ballots at their normal polling location. Note that voters who reside in Lovettsville and previously voted at the Lovettsville Community Center will now vote at the Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Station. Anyone who is not sure about where to vote may check their voter registration card or look up their polling place and related information online at A list of polling places in Loudoun is available at  Also, curbside voting is available at all polling places for individuals who have mobility issues.  

4.  Bring Your Voter ID with You
Voters are required to show an acceptable form of photo identification at their precinct.  Acceptable forms of photo ID include a Virginia DMV-issued driver’s license, a U.S. passport, a student photo ID from a college or university located in Virginia, or a government-issued photo ID.  Voters who do not have one of these forms of photo ID are eligible for a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card. More information is online at

5.  Know Who is on the Ballot
Only the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for president will be on the ballot. Please note that the ballot includes the names of all candidates who had filed at the time of printing. As of this time, no candidates have officially notified the Virginia Department of Elections that they have withdrawn. A sample ballot is online at

6. Stay Informed Before, During and After the Election

  • Text LCVOTES to 888777 to receive text alerts from the Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration or sign up for the Election Update category through Alert Loudoun, the county’s email and text notification system. 
  • Follow the Office of Elections and Voter Registration on Facebook and Twitter. Loudoun County Government also posts general information on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Get election results: Preliminary results of voting in Loudoun County in Tuesday’s election will be available following the closing of the polls on election night. Loudoun County preliminary results will be available here as they are reported. Additionally statewide results will be available from the Virginia Department of Elections

More information about the March 3, 2020, primary election is online at

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