Welcome to Dexter Auction's 2024 Central Virginia Voter Guide!

This year, central Virginia voters will have the opportunity to vote for an American president, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and a handful of local offices, mostly town mayors and councils.

This guide covers all the local, state and federal races in 12 central Virginian counties and the City of Charlottesville. (It doesn’t include the greater Richmond area because there are more media outlets there that provide information.)

Dexter Auction has published a voter guide for almost 20 years. Last year we expanded beyond the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, after we heard from many people that they wanted more information in the region.

Our guide is built to help residents participate in local democracy. To that end, we'd like to hear from you! Do you have a question for a local or Congressional candidate? Please take our two-question survey — and then share it with your neighbors. We will use your responses to create Q&As for the candidates who seek to represent you. The more responses we get, the better we can tailor our questions to local concerns!

Sometimes, it's hard to get information about local races. The Department of Elections and registrars provide information in different ways and it's not always easy to confirm what will be on ballots until those ballots are posted — sometimes in the fall. If you have more information or see an error in this guide, please reach out.

Help build our 2024 Voter Guide

Take this two-question survey to help us ask candidates for local and state offices questions about what matters to you. We’ll start sending questions to candidates running in primary elections by the end of March, and candidates running in the Nov. 5 general election later in the summer. So please get your ideas in as soon as you can!

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Register to vote, check your registration, find your polling places and apply to vote absentee at the Virginia Department of Elections here. Remember, even if you miss registration deadlines, you can register through Election Day and vote using a provisional ballot.

Need to know if you're eligible to vote? Here are resources from the Virginia Department of Elections.

March 5Super Tuesday! Both Republicans and Democrats are holding primaries. You do not have to be a member of a political party to vote in that party's primary election, however you can only vote in one of the primaries. Polls will be open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 3Early voting begins for all other primary elections.
May 28Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration for Congressional and local primaries.
June 7 @ 5 p.m.Deadline to request your primary ballot be mailed to you for absentee voting or to vote by mail.
June 18Primary Election Day for Congressional, state and local races.
Sept. 20Early voting begins for November general election.
Nov. 5Election Day!

Enter your address to find your voting district and precinct

On the map below, you can enter your registered voting address to find your district and precinct. In the coming months, you will be able to view your unique ballot, along with Q&As with candidates.

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From the 2023 Voter Guide

Here are some highlights from the 2023 Voter Guide for Central Virginia. The guide featured candidate Q&As and in-depth stories, some of which are still useful this year.

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