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2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRIMARY to nominate the Party's candidates in the November General election for: 

Member of Virginia House of Delegates (57th District)

Three Members of Charlottesville City Council 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 GENERAL ELECTION for: 

Member of Senate of Virginia (25th District) 

Member of Virginia House of Delegates (57th District)

Clerk of Court

Three Members of Charlottesville City Council 

Four Members of Charlottesville School Board

Two Directors of Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District

2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES (if held)

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 PARTY PRIMARIES (if held) for party nominations for:

Member of U.S. Senate 

Member of U.S. House of Representatives (5th District)

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION for:  

U.S. President and Vice President 

Member of U.S. Senate 

Member of U.S. House of Representatives (5th District)

State Constitutional Amendments (may be put on ballot after passage by two regular sessions of the Virginia General Assembly)

 

 When are elections held? 

  • March Presidential Primary - leap years only - First Tuesday of March (if called)
  • June Primary - Second Tuesday of June (if called)
  • November General Election - First Tuesday after the first Monday in November
  • Special Elections

How frequently are elections held for each office?

  • President of the United States - every four years, even numbered years (leap years)
  • U.S. Senate - every six years, even numbered years (staggered terms for the state's two Senators - next in 2020 and 2024)
  • U.S. House of Representatives - every two years, even numbered years
  • Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General - every four years, odd numbered years (year after presidential election)
  • State Senate - every four years, odd numbered years (year before presidential election)
  • House of Delegates - every two years, odd numbered years
  • Sheriff, Treasurer, Commonwealth's Attorney, Commissioner of Revenue - every four years, odd numbered years (year after presidential election)
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court - every eight years, odd numbered years (year before every other presidential election)
  • City Council - every two years, odd numbered years (staggered terms for the 5 members: 3 in year before presidential election, 2 in year after presidential election)
  • School Board - every two years, odd numbered years (staggered terms for the 7 members: 4 in year before presidential election, 3 in year after presidential election)
  • Soil and Water Conservation Directors, Thomas Jefferson District- every four years, odd numbered years (year before presidential)

Virginia Department of Elections - Election Schedules and Calendars