Candidate Nomination filings for the June 20, 2023 Primary

The Democratic Party will accept Candidate Nomination filings for the June 20, 2023 Primary for all candidates starting March 20th at 12:00PM – April 6th at 4:59PM. The candidate can file required paperwork in person (see below) with the Nominating Committee Chair – Karen Combs at 415 4th Street NE, Suite 5 Charlottesville VA 22902.

 These should include from each candidate:

  1. Petition Signatures:
  • House of Delegates HD55 – 125 signatures
  • Senate of Virginia – SD11 – 250 signatures

Local Offices:

  • County Board of Supervisors Member – 125 signatures
  • Water Conservation Director – 25 signatures

Constitutional Offices:

  • Sheriff – 125 signatures
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney – 125 signatures
  • Clerk of Court – 125 signatures

2. Declaration of Candidacy

3. Primary Filing Fee Receipt from the County Treasurer in which the Candidate lives.

***If more than one candidate files at the same time, both filings will be marked as such and the Department of Elections will draw straws to see which Candidate will be placed first on the ballot.

There is also a County filing fee:

  • House of Delegates – $250
  • Senate of Virginia – $500
  • Local/Constitutional Offices – $75

Please make the checks out to Albemarle County Democratic Party.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Combs at 423-833-6456 or by email at

Thank You!

We want to thank our volunteers for the many hours you have worked towards preserving our democracy. Volunteers have written countless postcards, made calls, sent texts, knocked on doors, and volunteered for early voting shifts at the county office building. Tomorrow, many volunteers are staffing the outside table at precincts and many are inside poll observers. We also thank the many election officers who will work a long day tomorrow to ensure all eligible voters can exercise their right to vote and make their voices heard.

We know that Josh Throneburg is the right choice for the 5th. He will truly listen to his constituents and do the best possible job for all of us. Thank you for doing the right thing in voting for Josh and encouraging others to do the same.