VOTING ABSENTEE

Click here for information on the important changes for mail-in absentee ballots due to the coronavirus.

If you live in Virginia and registered with your home address instead of your school address, you are able to send in an absentee ballot.

As a UVA student, even if you are registered at your local address, you can vote absentee in Charlottesville elections by requesting an absentee ballot (available online now) or voting absentee in person starting April 26.

  • You can request an absentee ballot online if you have a Virginia DMV ID.
  • You can request an absentee ballot without a VA DMV ID online, but you must print, sign, and mail it to the registrar’s office. 
  • Be sure that your absentee ballot request is received by the registrar’s office by 5 p.m. on May 31.If you vote absentee by mail, be sure your ballot is received by the day of the election.
  • You can also vote absentee in-person at your local registrar’s office. This must be completed between April 26 and June 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Charlottesville registrar’s office is accessible by trolley and is located in the City Hall Annex, next to Sprint Pavilion
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