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2012 Republican Primary Election Details and Reminders Announced
1/5/2012

 

A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, for the Republican Party nomination for the office of: President of the United States.  The names of the candidates for the Republican Party nomination for the office of President of the United States will appear on the ballots in all Albemarle County voting precincts.  The deadline to register to vote in this election is Monday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m.

Qualified residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia may apply for, or change their voter registration at the Department of Voter Registration and Elections, located in the 5th Street County Office Building at 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. 

In addition, qualified residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia may apply for, or change their voter registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles - Pantops Customer Service Center, at 2055 Abbey Road, Charlottesville, 22911.  DMV-Pantops office hours are from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. through 12 Noon on Saturday, excluding holidays. 

Please note that due to staffing cut-backs, the Voter Registration Desk at the DMV office on Pantops will not be staffed full-time for the foreseeable future.  However, regular DMV customer service employees at DMV- Pantops are authorized receive voter registration applications, at the DMV teller booths, during regular DMV office hours. 

Please note also that absentee ballot applications and voted absentee ballots are NOT received at DMV-Pantops, and absentee voting is NOT conducted at DMV-Pantops.

In addition to the voter registration options above, qualified residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia may apply for, or change their voter registration, by mail.  Voter registration application forms may be obtained online from the State Board of Elections, at: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov, or from the Voter Registration office at 1600 5th Street, or at the DMV-Pantops.  Completed application forms may be mailed to: Box 404, 536 Pantops Center, Charlottesville, VA 22911. 

Voters are strongly encouraged to inquire before the registration deadline of February 13 if they wish to check their voter registration status.

Voters who are registered to vote in Albemarle County, and who are eligible to vote absentee, may do so either by mail or in person.  

Applications to receive an absentee ballot by mail must be presented to the Albemarle County Department of Voter Registration and Elections/Electoral Board, via mail (Box 404, 536 Pantops Center, Charlottesville, VA 22911), or via fax (434) 972-4178, or in person, at 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.   Alternatively, a completed absentee ballot application may be scanned and emailed as an attached file to: voteabsentee@albemarle.org.  The deadline for receipt of a by-mail absentee ballot application for the March 6 primary election is Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5 p.m.  For absentee voters who vote by mail, the completed voted absentee ballot must be received by this office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, March 6, 2012, in order to be counted.  

As an alternative to absentee voting by mail, qualified Albemarle County voters may vote an absentee ballot in-person at the Department of Voter Registration and Elections, 5th Street County Office Building, 1600 5th Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.  In-person absentee voting for the March 6 primary election begins on Friday, January 20, 2012.  For in-person absentee voting, in addition to regular weekday office hours, the office at 1600 5th Street will be open on Saturday, March 3, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.  This is the deadline for in-person absentee voting for the March 6 primary election. 


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