Voting in Albemarle County

Cast your Vote Early In-Person through Saturday, October 31st

With just one week until Election Day, Albemarle County voters are encouraged to explore the option of voting early in-person. Voters interested in this option have until 5 pm on Saturday, October 31st to cast an early in-person vote.

Residents can vote early in-person at the County Office Building at 1600 5th Street Conference Room A at the following times:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesdays from 7 am to 5 pm
  • Thursdays from 8:30 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm

This experience is very similar to voting in person on Election Day – you’ll be checked in using the electronic pollbooks, given a ballot and sent to mark it, and then you’ll feed your marked ballot into a scanner which will count your vote. Usually, the entire process takes around 10 minutes.

Anyone voting in-person at any time should remember to wear a face covering and to keep six feet of distance from other voters. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place to keep you and others safe while casting your vote.

If you haven’t already, make a plan to vote!

Book a Free Ride to the Polls with Jaunt

Jaunt has temporarily expanded its service in urban Albemarle County to provide rides to the polls, fare-free. You can reserve a ride to the polls, either on Election Day or to vote early, by calling 434-297-2627 or by emailing Due to COVID-19, Jaunt buses are operating at reduced capacity, drivers and passengers are required to wear cloth face coverings, and vehicles are cleaned and disinfected daily.

Drop your Mail Ballot Off at 5th Street or the New Location at Albemarle High School

This week, the Albemarle County Registrar’s office is operating a mail ballot drop box at the Albemarle High School Parking Lot on Hydraulic Road in addition to the drop box located at the County Office Building on 5th Street. Albemarle County voters may drop their completed mail ballots at either location during the specified dates and times below.

This additional location will operate during the last week before the election (October 26 – October 30) only and will be staffed by three Albemarle County Election Officers who will then bring the dropped-off ballots to the Registrar’s Office to be counted.

Mail-In Ballot Drop Box at Albemarle High School

  • Monday (10/26), Wednesday (10/28) and Friday (10/30), 8 am– 11 am
  • Tuesday (10/27) & Thursday (10/29), 2 pm – 5 pm

Mail-In Ballot Drop Box at County Office Building on 5th Street

  • 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through Election Day – November 3 – at 7 pm

Important Reminders:

  • We will only accept ballots from Albemarle County voters.
  • Make certain that your marked ballot is placed in envelope B and envelope B is inserted in your Ballot return envelope before dropping it in the box.
  • This location will be open ONLY at the times and days listed above. If these times are not convenient, you can use the drop-box at the County Office Building at 1600 5th Street, which is available 24 hours a day and every day of the week until 7 pm on Election Day, November 3rd. These are the only drop-off locations authorized before Election Day. Do not leave your mail-in ballot envelope at any other location, at any other time or place.
  • On Election Day, all 30 polling places in the county will also have a Mail-In Ballot Box for your Mail-In Ballot envelope until 7 pm on November 3rd, 2020. Voters may drop off their Mail-In Ballots at any county polling place location on Election Day.

Ways to Vote

There are three options to cast your vote in the upcoming November 2020 General Election.
By Mail

  • Applications for mail-in ballots are now closed.
  • Mail-in ballots must be mailed in to the Voter Registration Office or personally delivered to the Voter Registration Office by November 3. However, we recommend returning them as soon as possible.
  • Track your ballot online .

Early In-Person

  • Starting Friday, September 18 through Saturday, October 31, registered voters can vote early in-person in Conference Room A at the 5th Street County Office Building at 1600 5th St.
  • Voters will present acceptable ID, get checked in on the electronic pollbooks, be handed a ballot, and directed to a ballot marking booth; the voter will mark the ballot, and then insert it into a DS200 ballot scanning machine. Curbside voting will also be available.
  • Hours for early in-person voting are:
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesdays from 7 am to 5 pm
  • Thursdays from 8:30 am to 7 pm
  • Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday, October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm

Election Day, November 3

  • At your Polling Place on Election Day
  • All 30 Albemarle County voting precinct polling places will be open on election day, November 3, 2020, from 6 am to 7 pm. Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols will be in effect to keep voters safe. To find your polling place, visit
Important Deadlines

  • Return Mail-In Ballot: Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 7 pm


Voter Registration Office Information

Early In-Person Voting
Conference Room A
County Office Building at 1600 5th Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(1/2 mile south of I-64 on 5th Street Extended)Dates and Times:
September 18 – October 31
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesdays from 7 am to 5 pm
Thursdays from 8:30 am to 7 pm
Saturday, October 24 from 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, October 31 from 9 am to 5 pm
Send Ballot by Mail
Use pre-addressed envelope sent with
your mail-in ballot
435 Merchant Walk Square, Suite 300
PMB 160
Charlottesville, VA 22902Mail Ballot Drop-Off
Drop Box at the parking circle of the 5th
Street County Office Building, 1600 5th St.,
Charlottesville, VA 2290

FYI: At the close of the day Monday, 10/26, two new scanners were put into use.  The former two were at capacity with well over 9000 counted votes each.  Close to 20,000 votes were collected.   Yesterday (10/26) alone saw 900 votes casted or 100 per hour.  Busy day to say the least.  These numbers do not include absentee ballots that have been returned via mail and drop box.  The estimated number is between 14,000 to 14,500. Early voting ends after this Saturday, October 31, 2020 (Halloween).

CCAC Meeting Agenda 14 October 2020

Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Click here for PDF (printable) version of the agenda


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Use this link to join the webinar.

BY PHONE/CALL-IN:  Dial (301) 715-8592. Type in the Webinar ID 945 7178 2297 followed by the pound (#) sign.

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If you have time before the meeting, please review the Old Dominion Village application (item 3 below) as well as the opportunities for Master Plan Update feedback on public input, linked below.


1.  Call to Order and Agenda Review. (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair; 3 minutes)

2. Approve last meeting’s minutes – (Minutes of September 9, 2020 Meeting (2 minutes)

3. Community Meeting: SP2020-00016 Claudius Crozet Park (45 minutes)
Link to application materials: Planning%5d:%5bApplicationNumber%5d=%22SP202000016%22%7d

4.  Presentation: Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Crozet Area Projects (30 minutes)

5. Discussion: Crozet Master Plan Updates and Upcoming Meetings (remaining time)
Discussion Question: When are CCAC members available for an additional special meeting to continue the land use discussion from September 23rd?

Discussion Question:  The CCAC’s next regular meeting conflicts with Veterans Day. When would the group like to meet next?

Special Meeting:  Special Meeting (date/time TBD)

Next Regular Meeting: Conflicts with Veterans Day – Wednesday, November 11, 2020 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Documents from previous Crozet Master Plan meetings: January Workshop Feedback Summary, February Events Feedback Summary
Draft  Guiding Principles & Goals (5/7/2020)

Note: CCAC meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

The CCAC’s role and “charter” doc’s are found here:
CCAC Fact Sheet and committee information

CCAC Overview & Duties: