VOTING BY MAIL IN ALBEMARLE COUNTY IS EASY!
It’s a two-step process:
1) Apply for a mail-in ballot.
2) Fill out your mail-in ballot and send it to the Voter Office.
How do I get a mail-in ballot?
You have to apply to the Voter Office for a mail-in ballot. When the Voter Office approves your application, they will send you a mail-in ballot. You can apply now.
Apply for a mail-in ballot by:
- Calling the Voter Office (434 972-4173) for an application form;
- Going in person to the Voter Office at 1600 5th Street (County Office Building) and bring your photo ID;
- Filling out an application online if you have a driver’s license. Getting an application form online to print out and mail in.
- On your application, indicate that you want a mail-in ballot because of “disability or illness”. (It’s reason 2A on the paper application form.) Everyone can now use that reason because of COVID.
How do I complete my absentee ballot?
- For the June primary, you do NOT need a witness to watch you mark your ballot and sign the back of Envelope B. Because of COVID, your ballot will be counted even if it does not have a witness signature.
- Be sure to fill out ALL the blank spaces on the back of Envelope B. Use the address where you are legally registered to vote. SIGN IT.
- Put your sealed ballot envelope into the other envelope that already has the Voter Office’s address on it. Seal it.
- Add a regular stamp ($0.55) and mail it.
- IMPORTANT: The ballot must be RECEIVED before the end of election day. So be sure to ask for your ballot EARLY so that there will be enough time for the Post Office to deliver it to the Voter Office.
Part 1: How to Vote by Mail in Albemarle County
Part 2: Applying ONLINE for your Mail-In Ballot
Part 3: How to Get and Submit a Paper Application for a Mail-in Ballot
Part 4: Completing your Mail-In Ballot