Voter Registration & Elections

The Albemarle County Registrar's Office is located
at the 5th Street County Office Building, in the Human Services wing

1600 5th Street - Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone : 434-972-4173
Fax:  434-972-4178

The Department of Voter Registration and Elections is responsible for registering qualified citizens to vote and for maintaining accurate records for each voter. In conjuction with the Electoral Board we administer federal, state, and local elections. Our goals are to offer all eligible voters in the county an opportunity to register to vote, to provide the best customer service to our voters, to educate voters on election issues, and to facilitate the administration of fair and impartial elections.  The Department offers:

Voter Services: registration and record management for more than 73,000 Albemarle County voters
Candidate Services: Candidate filings, petitions and certification
Voter Education: High School Registration and Registrar website
Election Administration: selection of polling places, Election Official recruitment and training, and Election Day preparation

Do you need to:

Check your voter registration staus or polling location?
Register to vote?
Change your registration address?
Request an absentee ballot?

If you answered yes to any of those questions,

Check out the Department of Elections

In-PersonAbsentee Voting for Albemarle County registered voters is taking place at the
5th Street County Office Building
1600 5th Street
Charlottesville VA 22902
(not at the McIntire Building on McIntire Road)

Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday October 29th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Novemeber 5th 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
November 5, 2016 is the last day to vote absentee in person.
Click Here for Registration information and deadlines.

Click Here for Absentee information and deadlines

Click Here for directions to the 5th Street County Office Building


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