NOTICE: Online voter registration functions on the DMV site and the Virginia Department of Election site (http://vote.virginia.gov), and voter lookup functions on the latter, will be offline on Saturday, August 4 due to scheduled maintenance on the DMV computer system. Forms can be printed from that same site, completed, signed and mailed.
NOTICE: Charlottesville’s Voter Registration and Elections Office will close at 2:00 PM on Friday, August 10, 2018. Offices in City Hall and the City Hall Annex building are closing at 2:00 PM that day. (Our normal office hours are 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday.)
Information about running for the November 2018 Special Election for School Board is on the How to Become a Candidate page of this website. The filing deadline is 5:00 PM on Friday, August 17, 2018. The office will be open until 5:00 PM on August 17.
Next Election - Tuesday, November 6, 2018 –
General Election for U.S. Senate [6-year term] and U.S. Congress, 5th District [2-year term]; Special Election for Charlottesville School Board [remainder of term ending 12/31/2019]
A Sample ballot will be posted here when available in early September.
The deadline to register to vote or update your registration before the November election is Monday, October 15, 2018. Voter registered at their current address do NOT need to re-register.
If you have a question about whether or where you are registered, or where you vote, call us at 434-970-3250, or look up your registration online at vote.virginia.gov.
If you are currently registered in Virginia and need to update your name or address, OR if you have a Virginia driver's licenses or Virginia DMV-issued ID, you can update your registration or register to vote online at vote.virginia.gov. Other new registrants can fill out a registration application online, but then MUST PRINT, SIGN AND MAIL THE APPLICATION so that it is received by the Oct. 15 deadline.
Voter registration services are also available in our office, during office hours, before the deadline. Registrations received after the registration deadline will be processed after the next election.
September 21 – November 3, 2018: IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING will be available for City of Charlottesville-registered voters in our office downtown during office hours (normally Monday -Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). We will also be open for absentee voting on TWO Saturdays, October 27 and November 3 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM).
Photo identification is required for in person absentee voting.
WILL YOU NEED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT MAILED TO YOU? APPLY NOW at vote.virginia.gov! Ballots will be mailed beginning the third week of September, so list the address where you will be then to receive it. Military and Overseas voters can request that their ballot be emailed to them. (Then print it, vote, and return the ballot by mail.)
The deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot is 5 PM on the last Tuesday before election day, but that may actually be too for you to late to receive, vote and return the ballot. Voted mail absentee ballots must be received by our office by 7:00 PM on Election Day. Ballots received later cannot be counted (it’s the law). If you have questions about the absentee process, call us at 434-970-3250.
The quickest, easiest way to vote absentee is IN PERSON in your local voter registrar's office beginning 46 days before the election.
“Curbside voting” is available at our office during absentee voting for any voter with a physical disability (a disability is also qualifying reason to vote absentee) or who is age 65 or older and has a qualifying absentee voting reason (age alone is not a qualifying absentee reason). Park within a block of our office and send in someone to tell us that you are waiting to vote, and where, or call us from the car (434-970-3250). Or, you may want to call in advance.
On November 6, Election Day, all regular polling places will be open from 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Photo identification is required.
“Curbside voting” is available on Election Day for any voter with a physical disability or age 65 or older, at the voter’s regular polling place during voting hours (6:00 AM – 7:00 PM). Photo ID is required.
A voter who does not have an acceptable photo ID may apply for a FREE PHOTO ID for voting purposes only in any voter registrar’s office during office hours.
Campaign Finance ReportsView data from candidate campaign finance reports as compiled and analyzed by the Virginia Public Access Project (www.vpap.org) for federal and state offices, and city council.
View electronic campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections HERE, including filings from candidates for statewide offices and House of Delegates, and for candidates for local office who choose to file electronically. Search by candidate's name.
Candidates for federal office (President, U.S . Senate and U.S. House of Representatives) file with the Federal Election Commission, not the state. Visit www.FEC.gov. The Virginia Public Access Project (www.vpap.org) also posts FEC reports from Virginia candidates.
Table: Charlottesville Voter Registration and Turnout in November Elections since 1975 (PDF document, legal size)
Electoral Board Meetings
Electoral Board Meetings are usually held in the Voter Registration and Elections Office, located in the City Hall Annex Building at 120 7th Street NE, Room 142, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
Meeting dates and agendas are posted when available on the Electoral Board page. Draft and approved minutes of previous meetings, and email addresses for individual Electoral Board members are on the same page.
To request emailed notices of upcoming Electoral Board meetings, please email your request to vote@Charlottesville.org, including your first and last name and preferred email address. You may cancel your request at any time.
The next Electoral Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 2018 beginning at 5:45 PM in the Voter Registration Office, 120 7th St NE, Room 142, Charlottesville Va. Phone 434-970-3250.
Anne Hemenway, Chair
Jon Bright, Vice Chair
Jim Nix, Secretary
Anne Hemenway, Chair
Jon Bright, Vice Chair
Jim Nix, Secretary