Voter Registration & Elections  |  Absentee Voting
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Absentee Ballot Application Deadlines for 2014:

Election Date:

Date by which applications for
ballots to be mailed must be
received by the Registrar
*:

Last date to vote by absentee
ballot in person at Office of Voter
Registration
*:
     
June 10, 2014

June 3, 2014 

June 7, 2014 

     

 November 4, 2014
General   Election

 October 28, 2014 (5:00 p.m.)

 November 1, 2014 (5:00 p.m.)

Absentee Ballot Applications are now being accepted in the Registrar's Office at the 5th Street County Office Building.
Call 434-972-4173 for information,
or email the department.

NOTE: Office hours for in person absentee ballot voting:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Absentee ballots are available approximately 45 days prior to an election.  The Registrar's office is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. the two Saturdays prior to a November General election for in-person voting, and the Saturday before a primary or special election.

Citizens who will be absent from Albemarle County on Election Day, or who are unable to go to the polls because of any reason currently accepted under Virginia law can apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail. Another alternative is to vote an in-person absentee ballot.  In-person absentee voting is conducted in the Voter Registration and Elections Office during the 45 days preceding an election. 

*Contact our office at 434-972-4173 for emergency voting provisions available after these deadlines. NOTE: IF YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE BY MAIL OR AT A NON-OFFICIAL REGISTRATION SITE, AND ARE A FIRST TIME VOTER IN VIRGINIA, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO VOTE IN PERSON. PLEASE CONTACT 434-972-4173 FOR DETAILS.

Who Can Vote Absentee?

Valid reasons for voting absentee include:

  • Students at institutions of higher learning and their spouses

  • Absent for business, personal business, or vacation

  • Unable to go to the polls due to physical disability, illness or pregnancy

  • Primary caretaker of ill or disabled family member

  • Religious obligations that preclude in-person voting at the polls

  • Working (or commuting) 11 of the 13 hours the polls are open (between 6:00 am and 7:00 p.m.)

  • First responder (law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency technician, search and rescue)

  • Awaiting trial and under confinement

  • Confined for misdemeanor convictions

  • Serving as an electoral board member, registrar, election official, or voting machine custodian

  • Active duty uniformed services or merchant marine personnel and their dependents

  • Temporarily residing outside of U.S.

  • Regularly employed outside the U.S. and dependents

     

  • Authorized representative of a candidate or party inside the polling place


What Do I Do if I'm Currently Living Abroad?

How Do I Apply for an Absentee Ballot?. You can download and print the application form, complete it, and return it to us by mail, fax, or a scanned copy. Please see the State Board of Elections website for more information.

All U.S. Citizens are entitled to vote in Federal Elections (the office of President and Vice President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives). If you are an active duty member of the uniformed services, or if you are regularly employed abroad but maintain a permanent domicile address in Albemarle to which you plan to return at some future date, you are eligible to receive a full ballot, including all state and local offices and issues. Click here for information on military and overseas voting.

Please complete the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application. If you do not have a domicile address and you are not a member of the uniformed services or a dependent of a member but your last address in the United States was in Virginia, you are still eligible for a Federal ballot. Please contact our office for a Virginia Temporary Registration and Absentee Ballot Application.  Your name will be placed on a temporary list for the specific election only, to be removed immediately following the election.

 

Click here for the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application

 


 
 
 
Contact the Department
Voter Registration and Elections
Albemarle County Office Building
1600 5th Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Mailing Address:
PMB 404
536 Pantops Center
Charlottesville, VA 22911
434-972-4173
FAX: 434-972-4178
Email the Department