Acceptable Reasons for Voting Absentee

  • A student, or the spouse of a student attending school outside the City of Charlottesville (includes UVA, PVCC and CATEC).
  • A person who will be away from the city on Election Day on business, personal business or vacation.
  • A person who will be working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6 am and 7 pm on Election Day.
  • A First Responder (member of law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency technician or search and rescue)
  • A person who is disabled or ill or pregnant, or the primary caretaker of a disabled or ill family member confined at home.
  • A person confined awaiting trial or confined having been convicted of a misdemeanor.
  • A member of an Electoral Board, a Voter Registrar, an Officer of Election, or Custodian of Voting Equipment.
  • A person with a religious obligation.
  • An active duty member of a U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. Merchant Marine, or a spouse or dependent living with them.
  • A person temporarily residing outside the United States.
  • A person serving as an authorized representative of a candidate or party inside the polling place on Election Day.
  • A person granted a protective order.