Due to the impact of the May 10th storm, the City's Public Works Department is providing a free storm debris pickup service for all City residents. Click here to view more details and to review the schedule for your neighborhood.

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Charlottesville does not have  an election on May 1. The city has held its local elections in November since 2007.  The full list of cities and towns with elections on May 1, 2018 is HERE.

Information about running for the November 2018 Special Election for School Board is on the How to Become a Candidate page of this website. 


Next Election - Tuesday, June 12, 2018 –

Republican Primary for U.S. Senate  


Election Information

Charlottesville Sample Ballot – June 12, 2018 Republican Primary [PDF] [Text only]

Monday, May 21, 2018 is the last day to register to vote or update your registration before the primary.

If you are registered at your current residential address, you do NOT need to re-register.  If you have questions about voter registration, please call us at 434-970-3250.

17-year-olds who will turn 18 on or before November 6, 2018 may register in advance, and if registered by the primary deadline may vote in the primary.


April 27 – June 9, 2018: Absentee Voting will be available for Charlottesville 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 Saturday, June 9 (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM).  We will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. 

Photo identification is required for in person absentee voting.  There is no “party registration” in Virginia.  Any registered voter may vote.

If you need a mailed absentee ballot, apply online at or call us at 434-970-3250 and we will mail an application to you.  PLEASE DO NOT DELAY.  APPLY EARLY. 

The last day to apply for a mailed absentee ballot is Tuesday, June 5 (by 5:00 PM) – but waiting until then may mean that you won’t have enough time to receive, vote, and mail back the voted ballot.

Voted, mailed absentee ballots must be received by our office by 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 12.  Ballots received later cannot be counted (it’s the law).  If you have questions about the absentee process, call us.  The quickest, easiest way to vote absentee is in person. 

“Curbside voting” is available at our office during absentee voting (through June 9) 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). You may also want to call in advance.

On June 12, Election Day, all regular polling places will be open from 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM.  Photo identification is required.  

There is no “party registration” in Virginia.  Any registered voter may vote.

“Curbside voting” is available on Election Day for any voter with a physical disability, or who is 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 Reports

View data from candidate campaign finance reports as compiled and analyzed by the Virginia Public Access Project ( 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  The Virginia Public Access Project (  also posts FEC reports from Virginia candidates.



Table: Final Voter Charlottesville Turnout in the November 7, 2017 Election (Excel table)  

Table: Charlottesville Voter Registration and Turnout in November Elections since 1975 (PDF document, legal size)

Notice of 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, 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 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 5:15 PM at the Carver Recreation Center, 233 4th St. NW (prior to Election Official training at 6 PM). 


Anne Hemenway, Chair

Jon Bright, Vice Chair

Jim Nix, Secretary



General Registrar and Director of Elections- Rosanna Bencoach

Office Location           
City Hall Annex
120 7th Street, NE, Room 142
Charlottesville, VA 22902

We're next to The Pavilion and across the Mall from the Transit Station.  Parking for the first hour is now FREE in the Market Street Garage. 

Mailing Address
Office of Voter Registration
P.O. Box 1219
Charlottesville, VA  22902

(434) 970-3250 - Voice
(434) 970-3249 - Fax
Office Hours - Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer for the Office and Board is the General Registrar. 

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