Voter Registration & Elections

PUBLIC NOTICE OF IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING 
IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA


In-person, early voting will be available at the following location for the November 2, 2021, General and Special Elections:

    Office of Voter Registration and Elections - City Hall Annex, 120 7th St. NE, Room 142 

Voting will begin Friday, September 17 at the office and will continue, Monday through Friday, until Friday, October 29, from 8:30AM-4:30PM.
 

On Thursdays during early in-person voting, the office will be open until 7:00PM.

The office will also be open on Saturday, October 23, and Saturday, October 30, from 8:30AM-5:00PM. 


The office will be open on Columbus Day, October 11.

TAYLOR YOWELL
Acting Director of Elections and General Registrar
Posted:  August 27, 2021 (PDF)
Revised: September 13, 2021 (PDF)

Va. Code § 24.2-701.2(E)

Election Information

NEXT ELECTION:    Tuesday, November 2, 2021 (Polls open 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
EARLY VOTING BEGINS:  Friday , September 17, 2021
LAST DAY TO REGISTER:  Tuesday, October 12, 2021
LAST TO APPLY FOR MAIL BALLOT:Friday, October 22, 2021

OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT - click to view or download

NOVEMBER 2, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION OFFICIAL SAMPLE BALLOT (PDF)
NOVEMBER 2, 2021 GENERAL ELECTION OFFICIAL SAMPE BALLOT - TEXT ONLY (DOC)

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 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.

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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