Voter Registration & Elections  |  Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballot Application Deadlines for 2017:

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 at 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901




June 13, 2017 Democratic and Republican Party Primaries

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9 AM to 5 PM




 November 7, 2017
General   Election

 October 31, 2017  at 5:00 PM

 Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9 AM to 5 PM

*Contact our office at 434-972-4173 for emergency voting provisions available after this date. IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME VOTER WHO REGISTERED BY MAIL OR AT A NON-OFFICIAL REGISTRATION SITE, YOU MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO VOTE IN PERSON. CALL 434-972-4173 FOR DETAILS.

 Online Virginia Absentee Ballot Application

Information for Military and Overseas Voters

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, or can vote in-person at the Registrar's office at 5th Street.
Absentee ballots are available approximately 46 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, May General, or special election.

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

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 a dependent of an active duty member of the uniformed services, or if you are living overseas for purposes of employment or a dependent, you are eligible to receive a full ballot, including all state and local offices and issues. 

If you are not a member of the uniformed services or a dependent, and you are living overseas, but not for purpose of employment, and your last address in the United States was in Virginia, you are only eligible for a Federal ballot. 


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
FAX: 434-972-4178
Email the Department