League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

"The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy."

Upcoming General Elections – Tuesday November 3 (a State Holiday):  Central Virginia voters will cast ballots for US President/Vice-President; US Senator (1); US Congressional Representative (1) to the 5th District or 7th District; and approve/disapprove two Constitutional Amendments.

For general information about voter registration and elections, go to Department of Elections website, www.elections.virginia.gov (or call 804 864-8901 or 800 552-9745, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.) The website allows you to:  register to vote; check your current voter registration and precinct where you will vote; and apply for an absentee ballot online.  Important November 3 2020 election Dates/Deadlines:  Registration deadline:  October 13; Absentee ballot request deadline:  October 23; Voting-in-Person at your local registrar’s office:  September 18 – October 31; and Election Day:  November 3.

You can check for all information about the upcoming elections and updates due to the Coronavirus outbreak, by going to your local Registrar’s website:   Click on

City of Charlottesville Voter Registration and Elections
Albemarle County Voter Registration and Elections
Fluvanna County Registrar
Greene County Registrar
Louisa County Voter Registration
Nelson County Registrar

Are You a registered voter in the State of Virginia?  You can check your voter registration status by going to:  https://www.elections.virginia.gov/  Or call the Virginia Department of Elections at (800) 552-9745.  Or call the office of your local Registrar–deadline to register to vote is October 13.  Phone Numbers for area registrars:

City of Charlottesville – 434 970 3250
Albemarle County – 434 972 4173
Fluvanna County – 434 589 3593
Greene County – 434 985 5213
Louisa County – 540 967 3427
Nelson County – 434 263 7190

Absentee Voting:

Most voters may submit an absentee ballot application online by going directly to the Department of Elections website:  www.elections.virginia.gov (or call 804 864-8901 or 800 552-9745, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays). Registrars will also accept applications via regular mail and email:  see links above to contact your local Registrar. Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot is October 23.

Please note that your ballot no longer needs to be observed and signed by a witness. As you may know, the ACLU, representing LWV-VA and individuals for whom the witness signature requirement presents a barrier to voting, has successfully asked for waiver of the witness signature during the COVID-19 crisis. We want everyone to be able to exercise their right to vote safely.

Following the June 23 Primary LWV CVA members were asked to share their voting experiences –in-person, absentee, mail, etc. About 52 responses were received to various sites. Responses showed that about 90% voted absentee, 72% of which requested their ballot via elections.virginia.gov and 16% just called their registrars. 12 % voted “Absentee in Person” (voted attheir local registrar’s office). Of the 72 % that went to elections.virginia.gov to request an application for a ballot, 65 % used the electronic site that required your complete SS#. The rest printed the form that only required the last four digits of your SS# and mailed in the form. Of the 13 respondees who voted “absentee in person,” 8 were from Albemarle, 3 from Fluvanna, and 2 from the City of Charlottesville. Eight of these 13 voted inside the registrar’s office, and 5 voted “curbside.”All felt safe. Click here to see the survey pie chart responses:  LWV-CVA Survey – Post June 23 Election – Summary of Responses.

Remember, for all information about voting in the November 3 elections, go to Department of Elections website, www.elections.virginia.gov (or call 804 864-8901 or 800 552-9745, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.) You may also go the League of Women Voters website: vote411.org

Calendar

Tuesday, Oct 13 - Last Day to Register to Vote in the November 3 Elections!
LWV CVA Sunday Seminar: "LWV-VA Affordable Housing Study" - Consensus Meeting
Sun Oct 18, 2-3 pm
Virtual Mtg: Online Eventbrite registration. (See lead blog on our homepage.)
LWV CVA Justice Reform Committee Mtg
Tues Oct 20 - 11 am
Zoom meeting. For further information, contact Kit Murphy McNally, murphymcnally@gmail.com
LWV CVA International Relations/Federal Govt Committee Mtg
Wed Oct 21 - 10 am
Zoom meeting. For further information, contact Marge Cox,margevfcox@gmail.com
LWV CVA Board of Directors Mtg
Wed Oct 21 - 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Zoom meeting. For further information, contact Pat Cochran, lwv@lwv-cva.org
LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Mtg
Tues Oct 27 - 1 pm (tentative)
Zoom Meeting. contact Muriel Grim, msgrim2012@gmail.com

League of Women Voters
of the Charlottesville Area
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA  22902
Email:  lwv@lwv-cva.org

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