Voter Registration & Elections

Public Notice of Proposed Boundary Revision of Voting Precincts

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Va Code Section 24.2-129(B), that there will be a public comment period from February 1, 2023 until March 5, 2023 to allow interested parties the opportunity to voice support or opposition to the proposed revision of voting precinct boundaries. During the public comment period members of the public may submit comments via fax, mail, email, telephone, or in person. Comments may be faxed to (434) 970-3249, emailed to vote@charlottesville.gov, mailed via postage or delivered in person to the General Registrar’s office located at 120 7th Street NE, City Hall Annex, Room 142, Charlottesville VA, 22902, between the hours of 8:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. or by calling 434-970-3250. A public hearing will occur during the February 6th, 2023 City Council meeting.

The proposed changes eliminates Tonsler and Alumni Hall as polling places, proposes Jackson-Via Elementary and Charlottesville High School as new polling places, and redraws precinct boundaries to distribute voters among the precincts. 

City Ordinances - All Precincts (PDF)

Election Information

NEXT ELECTION:    June 20, 2023 Primary (if held)
EARLY VOTING BEGINS:  45 days prior to Election Day
CLOSE OF BOOKS:  21 days prior to Election Day
LAST TO APPLY FOR MAIL BALLOT:10 days prior to Election Day

Voter Information

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 DMV-issued ID, 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. 

Parking Options

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.

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