Voter Registration & Elections
Due to the recent COVID surge and the volume of Omicron cases in Charlottesville, beginning Monday, January 10, the Office of Voter Registrations and Elections will be staffed, but locked to the public. If any member of the public needs to conduct business at our office, they may contact staff at (434) 970-3250 to make an appointment or show up during regular business hours and call our main line for office access.
Registrations, Mail Ballot applications and other Election related documents may be deposited in the drop box outside the Voter Registration and Elections office door.
|NEXT ELECTION:||June Primary, if held|
|EARLY VOTING BEGINS:||45 days prior to Election Day|
|LAST DAY TO REGISTER:||21 days prior to Election Day|
|LAST TO APPLY FOR MAIL BALLOT:||10 days prior to Election Day|
Voters can check their registration status using the online Citizen Portal or by calling our office. Most voters who wish to register for the first time or update their registration can complete the process online. Please contact our office if you would like to request a paper voter registration application (PDF).
As of July 1, 2020, voters no longer need a reason to apply for a mail ballot. Voters with a Virginia DMV-issued ID may apply online for a mail ballot. If you do not have a Virginia Driver’s License, you can print the mail ballot application (PDF). Upon completion you can mail, email, or fax (434-970-3249) the application to our office. Voters may also call us to request that a paper application be mailed to them. Ballots start going out about 45 days prior to the election. Once your ballot has been mailed, you can follow its progress through the United States Postal Service by using Ballot Scout.
Becoming a Candidate
If you are interested in running for office in Virginia, please refer to the State Board of Elections website for information. Local candidates i.e. City Council, School Board can contact our office at 434-970-3250 or email with questions or to request hard copies of campaign finance forms and other reporting documents. It is imperative, before launching a campaign, that a potential candidate read the current Candidate Bulletin (PDF) provided by the Department of Elections.
Campaign Finance Reports
View electronic campaign finance reports filed with the State Board of Elections, 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.
Public inspection files are available in our office, during office hours, containing copies of candidate qualifying documents (except petitions) filed with us by candidates for local office for the current and most recent elections. Due to COVID-19, it may be necessary to make an appointment to view public documents.
The office is next to The Sprint Pavilion and across the Mall from the Transit Station. Parking for the first hour is free in the Market Street Garage. Street parking is available on both sides of the Annex building (enter southbound from 7th Street NE and Market Street) and nearby.