Welcome to Charlottesville Tomorrow’s 2023 Central Virginia Voter Guide!
This guide will contain information about 156 local and state races in Charlottesville and 12 central Virginian counties. (It doesn’t include the greater Richmond area because there are more media outlets there that provide information.)
Our goal with this guide is to help as many people participate in our democracy as possible. First, we got feedback from over 200 of you about what to ask candidates for local offices this year — from boards of supervisors to clerks of court.
As we get more responses from the candidates, we are adding them to the guide. You can enter the address where you are registered to vote to find the ones on your ballot, or scroll though by county, city, town or statewide district.
Enter your full address and then tap the marker that appears on the map. If we have information about the races and candidates available, you can click to see it. See errors or have questions? Please reach out.
Enter your address to find out what’s on your ballot in your county, city or town election
Enter your address to find out what’s on your ballot in your house or senate election
Candidate information by county, city or town
Incumbent James Hingeley is known for prosecuting high-profile crimes, including the indictments of participants of the 2017 white supremacist rally.
Incumbent Jon R. Zug is running uncontested for an 8-year term.
With primaries over, Albemarle County and Charlottesville have candidates for school boards and local government
Here’s the rundown of who is running.
Incumbent Kemper M. Beasley, III says he weighs punitive and restorative outcomes in his criminal prosecutions.
The three candidates for three City Council seats see housing as one of the top issues for the city.
There are no Republican, third party or independent candidates in the race, so these three are all but guaranteed to join Council next year.
Four of Charlottesville School Board’s seven seats may turn over this fall, bringing in entirely new leadership for the district
Whomever takes the new board seats will be making a lot of important decisions in the coming years.
City Council Voter Guide: Charlottesville candidates lay out their stances on zoning, transportation, taxation, and public safety.
The democratic primary election is June 20. The three candidates who win the primary will likely go on to take the open Council seats.
The only candidates for Charlottesville City Council at present are Democrats.
Voter Guide: Q&As with the two candidates seeking to represent the Palmyra District on Fluvanna County’s Board of Supervisors
Candidates James D. Schoenster and Timothy M. Hodge both emphasize diversifying the tax base, with different ideas about how to get there.
Incumbent Edna Trent Goldman is seeking a second term. Challenger Crystal M. Hensley has worked in commissioners’ offices.
Candidate information for statewide races
Amy Laufer and Kellen Squire have similar enough views on abortion that it’s almost impressive they found a way to fight about them.
Democratic state senate candidates Hudson and Deeds debate the need for a new generation of legislators versus the value of seniority
In a forum hosted by Charlottesville Tomorrow and students at the UVA Center for Politics Monday evening, hundreds of community members submitted questions ahead of the June 20 primary election.
As you get ready to vote, here are some key dates and links from the Virginia Department of Elections:
- Sept. 22: First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar’s office.
- Oct. 16: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration. You can also register after this date, and on election day, but you will vote with a provisional ballot, could take longer for officials to count because they will verify your eligibility.
- Oct. 27: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5:00 p.m.
- Oct. 28: Voter registration offices open for early voting.
- Nov. 4: The last day of in-person early voting at your registrar.
- Nov. 7: Election Day
Need to know if you’re eligible to vote? Here are resources from the Virginia Department of Elections.
As we get more responses, we’ll have even more resources here, so be sure to subscribe for free emails to get updates! And if you want to support this work to provide high quality, non partisan information to voters in our area, get in touch or consider a sponsorship.