Author: Albemarle Dems

Be on the Lookout for Mail-in Ballots

If you requested a mail-in ballot, be on the lookout as it should be in the mail. You may return your ballot to the dropbox at the County Office Building on 5th Street. If you are returning your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked on or before election day and received by your general registrar’s office by noon on the third day following the election.

According to the Virginia Department of Elections, A witness signature is required on all mail-in ballots cast in the November 8, 2022 General and Special elections. If a ballot is missing a witness signature, the voter will be contacted within three days of receipt by the local voter registration office and asked to correct it. The ballot must be corrected by noon on Monday, November 14th in order to be counted.”

BBQ Sponsorships Available

Albemarle County Democratic Party’s annual BBQ raises funds to help elect Democrats to office. Join fellow Democrats to enjoy food and music and to meet and greet our candidates and elected officials.

• Hosts $2,500 – 6 BBQ tickets & 12 drink tickets
• Patrons $1,000 – 4 BBQ tickets & 8 drink tickets
• Supporters $500 – 2 BBQ tickets & 6 drink tickets
• Friends $250 – 2 BBQ tickets & 4 drink tickets
• Donors $150 – 2 BBQ tickets & 2 drink tickets

Sponsors will be acknowledged at the BBQ, on the Party’s website, and in the newsletter.

Pay ONLINE or by check to the Albemarle County Democratic Party, P.O. Box 5698, Charlottesville, VA 22905. For more info, contact 434.260.1592 or Extreme bad weather cancels. Check
Facebook for updates.

Individual tickets are $25 ($30 at the door), $10 for students and under six
free. Reservations are made when payment is received. Tickets are to be
picked up at the onsite registration desk.

Voter Registration Cards

All registered voters in Albemarle County will receive new voter registration cards. Albemarle County’s Voter Registration & Elections office will mail the cards in the next week or so. We encourage you to carefully review your new card to make sure you know your precinct and voting location as some voting locations have changed. For most people, the only change will be their Virginia Senate or House district number. You can also check the state election website – – for your voting location.

Save the Date: 33rd Annual BBQ and Fundraiser on Oct. 2

Please join us on Sunday, October 2 from 3 – 6 pm at the Pen Park Shelters for our 33rd annual Democratic BBQ! Join local elected officials and 2022 Congressional candidate, Josh Throneburg & meet 2023 candidates. Family-friendly event with music and kids activities.

Menu includes pork BBQ and beef brisket. Vegetarian options are available. In addition, delicious sides will be provided by JBD Catering & Events.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. $10 for students. Kids under 6 are free. You can purchase ONLINE or by check to P.O. Box 5698, Charlottesville, VA 22905.

To limit our environmental impact, please bring your own plates and utensils if possible.

Sponsorships available:

  • Donor: $150 – includes 2 BBQ & 2 drink tickets 
  • Friend: $250 – includes 2 BBQ & 4 drink tickets
  • Supporter: $500 – includes 2 BBQ & 6 drink tickets
  • Patron: $1,000 – includes 4 BBQ & 8 drink tickets
  • Host: $2,500 – includes 6 BBQ & 12 drink tickets

Join us for a great time with your Democratic neighbors and candidates!