Election Results

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In Charlottesville, City Council members are elected to four-year terms, with elections staggered each two years. 

City Council elections until 1970 were held in June of even-numbered years. 

From 1972 until 2006, City Council elections were held in May of even-numbered years.

Since 2007, City Council elections have been held in November of odd-numbered years.  If primaries are held, they are conducted in June of the same year.

Election Results: City Council and School Board (1960 - 2007)

Charlottesville City School Board Members have been elected since 2006.  Prior to that, they were appointed by City Council. 

Their elections are held at the same time as City Council’s. They also serve 4-year terms, elected on a staggered schedule every two years.

School Board candidates in Virginia must qualify for the ballot as “independents” (by voter petition signatures), so primary elections are never held for school board.

Election Results: November Elections (1975 - )

Official Virginia Election Results for previous elections are published by the State Board of Elections at:


On Election Day, preliminary local turnout reports are posted on our Facebook page, Charlottesville Votes, at approximately 9:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM and posted to our twitter feed at CvilleVotes.

Election results for local offices are unofficial until certified by the city's Electoral Board usually within 6 days of the election.

Election results for other offices are unofficial until certified by the State Board of Elections. November elections are normally certified by SBE on the second Monday after Election Day.

Election and Voter Statistics  

Table: Charlottesville Voter Registration and Turnout in November Elections since 1975 (Excel spreadsheet)

Table: Charlottesville Voter Registration and Turnout in Primaries and non-November Special Elections (Excel spreadsheet) 

Virginia (statewide and local) Voter Registration Statistics and Reports