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 2017

June 13: Primaries (if held) for offices on November ballot (other than School Board)

 

November 7: GENERAL ELECTION

Governor

Lt. Governor

Attorney General

Member of House of Delegates

2 Members of City Council

3 Members of City School Board

City of Charlottesville Constitutional Officers: Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, Treasurer

  

 



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 two Senators)
  • 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)
  • Clerk of the Circuit Court - Every eight years, odd numbered years (before every other Presidential Election)
  • City Council - Every two years, odd numbered years (staggered terms for the 5 members)
  • School Board - Every two years, odd numbered years (staggered terms for the 7 members)
  • Soil and Water Conservation Directors, Thomas Jefferson District-every four years, odd numbered years (year before presidential)