September 22:  Absentee ballots become available; first day to vote “absentee in person”

October 16:  Voter registration deadline: last day to register or make changes to current  registration

October 31, by 5 pm:  Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed

November 4, by 5 pm:  Last day to vote by absentee ballot in person

November 7: Election Day!  Mailed absentee ballots must be received on or before this date.

Are you a registered voter in Virginia?  You can check your voter registration status and polling place at the Department of Elections website, (or call 804 864-8901 or 800 552-9745, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.) Or click on City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, or Greene Countyfor information about voter registration, absentee voting, and elections in your area. You may also find voter information (i.e., where your polling place is, what's on your ballot, etc.) by going to the League website:

Absentee Voting:  Apply for Absentee Ballot by writing your local registrar.  Applications for ballots to be mailed/emailed/faxed must be received by the voter registration office no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 5:00 PM (7 days before election day). But, don’t delay! Your voted ballot must be received by the office by election day or it cannot be counted. Allow plenty of time!

You may vote “Absentee” in person!  The Office of Voter Registration recommends that any voter wishing to vote absentee within ten days of the election do so in person at the Voter Registration Office.  Voting absentee in person is a "one-stop" process, where you apply for, are issued, and cast your ballot all at the same time.  This method ensures that your ballot is received by the deadline of 7:00PM on Election Day and removes your reliance on the Post Office to deliver your ballot in time.  The in-person process is hassle free and is available to any voter who is eligible to cast an absentee ballot beginning 45 days before all regularly scheduled elections.

As of July 1, 2014, the Photo ID regulation takes on new requirements as to what makes a valid photo ID at the polls. The current regulations as provided by the Virginia Department of Elections can be found at the following link on the DOE website: Photo ID is required for voting in Virginia, effective July 1, 2014.

Voters must present one of the following forms of identification when voting in person:

If you don't have one of these forms of identification, please visit your local voter registration office for a free Voter ID card. You will fill out a short application, have your picture taken, and sign a digital signature pad. The card will be mailed directly to your address.

Voters in Fluvanna County may also link, Facts for Voters 2017.

Phone Numbers for area registrars:

City of Charlottesville- 434 970 3250

Albemarle County - 434 972 4173

Fluvanna County - 434 589 3593

Greene County - 434 985 5213

Louisa County - 540 967 3427

Nelson County - 434 263 4068