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Election Information, Reminders from Albemarle County

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Press Release from the County of Albemarle:

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA - Polling locations are open in Albemarle County on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Keep in mind that there is typically a rush between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and again between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. If you can, consider hitting the polls in the late morning or early afternoon to reduce your wait time.

The County Electoral Board and Voter Registration Department strongly encourage all voters to check their voting locations prior to Election Day, November 6.

Voters may check their current voting locations by calling the Albemarle County Voter Registration Department at 434-972-4173, or visiting the Virginia Department of Elections website: http://vote.virginia.gov.

Several precinct adjustments in Albemarle County may affect where you vote:

  • SOME of the voters who formerly voted at the Elks Lodge, in the Free Bridge precinct, will now vote at the Broadus Memorial Baptist Church at 1525 Stony Point Road, Charlottesville – in the new Pantops precinct; and
  • SOME of the voters who formerly voted at the Cale Elementary School, in the Cale precinct, will now vote at the Monticello High School at 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville – in the new Biscuit Run precinct; and
  • SOME of the voters who formerly voted at the Brownsville Elementary School, at the Brownsville precinct, will now vote at the Western Albemarle High School at 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet – in the new Mechums River precinct; and
  • SOME of the voters who formerly voted at the Crozet Elementary School, in the Crozet precinct, will now vote at the Western Albemarle High School at 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet – in the new Mechums River precinct; and
  • ALL of the voters who formerly voted at the St. Anne’s Belfield School, in the Belfield precinct, will now vote at the Jack Jouett Middle School (behind Albemarle High School) at 210 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville – at the existing Jack Jouett precinct; and
  • ALL of the voters who formerly voted at the University Hall sports arena, will now vote at the Slaughter Recreation Center at 505 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville (near the intersection of Alderman and McCormick Roads, on University Grounds).

Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification:

  • Make sure you have your acceptable photo identification with you and you are ready to show the ID to the election officer when you reach the poll book station so you can quickly be checked in. Line lengths decrease when voters are prepared. 
  • In general, acceptable photo IDs are those issued by the Federal Government and its agencies, or the Commonwealth of Virginia and its political subdivisions and agencies; or a student photo ID card issued by a public or private school or an institute of higher education located in Virginia; or an employee photo ID card issued by an employer in the ordinary course of the employer's business.

What to expect at the polls:

  • Do your homework so you know what is on the ballot. By law, election officers cannot discuss any aspects of ballot content. To see what will be on your ballot on November 6, go to: http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=registrar&relpage=2937
  • Each polling place has a ballot marking machine that can be used by voters who may have difficulty shading in the small oval to the left of the candidate names. Ask an election official for help if you wish to use the machine to mark your ballot.

For more information:

Albemarle County voters with questions should call the Albemarle County Registrar’s Office at 434-972-4173.  

Voters can look up their own registration and polling place securely online at http://vote.virginia.gov/. Be sure to enter your correct locality so that the match will be found.

For contact information for all Virginia voters registration offices, see: 
https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PublicContactLookup