League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area

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

“Voting Security” is a hot topic during election season. Now with 24-hour news cycles and social media, information relayed to the public can be founded or unfounded or just plain false.  How can voters tell what goes on in their city or county to make sure all ballots are counted securely and carefully?

To help us understand voting security, LWV CVA held a Sunday Seminar on September 12 in Central Library, Charlottesville.  We invited two speakers who are election officials from Albemarle County and Charlottesville City to describe to us what the voting process actually entails.  Jake Washburne, General Registrar of Voters, Albemarle County, has been the County Registrar for over 15 years, and is responsible for implementing requirements of state and federal voter registration and elections law for 71,000+ registered voters, voting in the 28 County voting precincts.  Taylor Yowell is Acting Director of Elections and General Registrar for the City of Charlottesville and serves the city’s approximately 34,000 voters in four wards with nine voting precincts.  Both registrars will show us what voting security looks like in their jurisdictions from registration to counting of ballots.

We are delighted to present here an audio recording of this event with many thanks to Sean Tubbs (seantubbs@gmail.com) who kindly provided this link.  Please click on:

Launching the 2021 Elections! 

November 2, 2021 will be the general elections!  Check it out at the League of Women Voters website: vote411.org

Upcoming 2021 elections include:

  • Governor of Virginia
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • Delegates to the Virginia General Assembly’s House of Delegates
  • Within the city of Charlottesville and neighboring Albemarle County, there are two City Council seats, three City School Board seats, City Commonwealth Attorney, three Board of Supervisor seats, and three County School Board seats up for election this year. Other counties in the Charlottesville Area will have similar local seats up for election.

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.

You can check for all information about the upcoming November 2, 2021 elections.  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.  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.

Please note that your ballot needs to be observed and signed by a witness

Remember, for all information about voting in Virginia 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


LWV-VA WLRT (Women's Legislative Rountable)
Date/Time - Wednesdays, Jan 12, 19, and 26
Hybrid Meetings. Go to lwv-va.org for registration info.
LWV CVA Board of Directors Mtg
Date/Time - Wed Jan 19 - 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Zoom meeting. For further information, contact Pat Cochran, patcochranlwvcva@gmail.com
LWV CVA Natural Resources Committee Mtg
Date/Time - Tues Jan 25 - 1-2 pm
Zoom Meeting. To join, contact Muriel Grim, msgrim2012@gmail.com
LWV CVA Justice Reform Committee Mtg
Date/Time - Fri Jan 28, 11 am
Zoom Meeting. To join, contact Kit Murphy McNally, email: murphymcnally@gmail.com
LWV CVA Education Outreach Project: "That's Not Fair!" Project Mtg
Date/Time - Thurs Jan 27, 3 pm - CANCELLED
Contact Beth Alley, 434-996-8075 for updates on rescheduling.

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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