As 2021 has so far ushered in a new presidential administration— and locally, Charlottesville has a new city manager at the helm— the year will also contain several local and state-level elections. With the weight of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginians have the chance to vote incumbent or new voices into legislative and executive power.

Upcoming 2021 elections include Virginia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. For governor alone, there are several Democratic and Republican candidates — both established politicians and newcomers — along with a third party candidate.

The General Assembly’s House of Delegates is up for election, with a handful of districts that touch the Charlottesville and Albemarle area.

Within the city of Charlottesville and neighboring Albemarle County, there are two city council seats, three city school board seats, city commonwealth attorney, three board of supervisor seats, and three county school board seats up for election this year.

Nov. 2 will be the general elections. Early voting is underway.

City of Charlottesville Official Sample Ballot

Albemarle County Elections Page for sample ballots by precinct

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Charlottesville City Council

City and County School Boards

Coming soon…

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

These candidates are Democrats with no challengers. Gallaway and McKeel are incumbents while Andrews is new and seeking a seat that will be vacated by Supervisor Liz Palmer.

Ned Gallaway (Rio District)

Diantha McKeel (Jack Jouett District)

Jim Andrews (Samuel Miller District)

Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney

Governor of Virginia

Terry McAuliffe (D)

Glen Youngkin (R)


Third Party Candidate:

Princess Blanding (I) –Profile coming soon

Lieutenant Governor

Hala Ayala (D) – could not be reached

Winsome Sears (R) – Did not follow through on interview


Attorney General

Mark Herring (D)

Jason Miyares (R) – Could not be reached

Virginia General Assembly

Del. Sally Hudson (D- House District 57)

Philip Andrew Hamilton (R- House District 57)

Jennifer Kitchen (D- House Distric 25)

Del. Chris Runion (R-House District 25)


Del. Rob Bell (R-House District 58)

Sara Ratcliffe (D- House District 58)


Matt Farris (R – 59)

Benjamin Moses (D – 59)