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Putting the POWER in WORKER POWER.


The Arlington Education Association Political Action Committee (AEA-PAC) is the political affiliate of the Arlington Education Association. By engaging directly in political action, including interviewing and recommending candidates to our members, AEA-PAC works to assure that committee members have a voice for students and schools in the political process in Arlington County.

If you would like to get more involved in political action through your union, please email our A-PAC chair, Josh Redhelm at

2024 Candidate Endorsements

School Board



As a parent to two children in APS and an Arlington resident of 20 years, Zuraya Tapia-Hadley is running to help achieve exceptional education for all APS students.

County Board

J.D. Spain, Sr.
JD Spain, Sr. is a retired Marine Corps combat veteran and a business leader. JD previously served as a federal investigator, Arlington County civil service commissioner, and NAACP Arlington Branch president. He has been an Arlington community leader since his military family settled here 15 years ago, and he is ready to lead Arlington to build a better future.

Volunteer for
AEA Candidates

Volunteering for AEA candidates is easy, and makes those in power hear our voices.

School Board

Sign up here to volunteer for Zuraya Tapia-Hadley.
Click here to find a campaign event near you.

County Board

Sign up here to volunteer for J.D. Spain.
Click here
to find a campaign event near you.
To request a yard sign or contact the campaign, click here.

How to Vote for
AEA Candidates

County Board Primary

The County Board primary takes place on June 18th.

Whether you vote early, vote by mail, or vote on primary day—just VOTE! Like the School Board Caucus, the County Board primary will be held using Ranked Choice Voting. Learn More About Ranked Choice Voting.

Key Deadlines

  • Voter registration deadline: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    • If you​ take advantage of same-day voter registration on Primary Day, June 18, you'll be allowed to cast a provisional ballot.

  • Deadline to request a mail-in ballot: Friday, June 7, 2024 at 5:00 PM

  • Last day to vote early: Saturday, June 15, 2024 

How do I vote early?
Early voting begins Friday, May 3, 2024 and runs through Saturday, June 15, 2024. Early voting is not available every day. Check early voting sites, dates, and hours below before you go.

Courthouse Plaza
2100 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 320 (map)

May 3 - June 14: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 8 & June 15: Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Extra Hours on June 11 & June 13:
Tuesday & Thursday (8:00 AM - 7:00 PM)

Madison Community Center
3829 N Stafford St (map)

June 11 & June 13:
Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

June 8 & June 15:
Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Walter Reed Community Center
2909 16th St S (map)

June 11 & June 13:
Tuesday & Thursday, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

June 8 & June 15:
Saturday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

How do I vote by mail?
Voting by mail is easy, convenient, and available to all Virginia voters. No excuse is required. If you wish to vote by mail, request a mail-in ballot by 5:00 PM on Friday, June 7, 2024: Request a Mail-in Ballot.

How do I vote in-person, on Primary Day (June 18th)?
Visit your regular polling precinct to vote in-person on Primary Day, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. If you are in line by 7:00 PM, you will be allowed to vote. Find Your Polling Location.

Virginia permits same-day voter registration, which will allow you to cast a provisional ballot, but you are strongly encouraged to register to vote by Tuesday, May 28.

Be prepared to present identification in order to vote. If you forget your ID, request to file a provisional ballot. You will be provided with instructions to ensure your vote is counted. Follow all instructions from the poll workers. Acceptable Forms of Voter ID.

That's it — you're ready to vote.

Go vote, AEA!

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