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Vote on November 6th

Getting to the Polls On Election Day

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Polls are open from 6:00am to 7:00pm.
There are multiple transportation options to get to voting locations near Grounds. Lines can sometimes be long, so please plan on at least 20 minutes at the polls. Don't forget the required identification to vote. Visit the Virginia Department of Elections online for more information regarding required documents and to find your polling location.

Election Day Transportation Options

Most voting locations in Charlottesville are within a 10-20 minute walk or a 5-15 minute bicycle ride of Central Grounds. Polling locations may have limited car parking, please plan accordingly, and share the ride! 

Public Transportation 

Van Shuttles to Polling Locations

  • On 11/6/2018 from 10:00am - 7:00pm, a van shuttle sponsored by College Council and the Miller Center will run every 15 minutes. Stops for this shuttle are at Thornton Hall and on westbound JPA at Shamrock Road to the Buford and Johnson polling locations. 

Other Options, Deals, and Discounts

  • CAR2Vote: CAR2Vote is an independent, nonpartisan service providing free rides to the polls for voters in Central Virginia. It is an all-volunteer group; the drivers provide rides to all those who request one, and don't ask for whom the rider is voting. Those who need rides in the City, the University of Virginia community, and Albemarle County can sign up online at CAR2Vote.weebly.com or by calling 434-260-1547; volunteers can also sign up with these contacts. 

  • UBike: UVa's bike share program is available to all UVa students, faculty, staff and members of the community. In addition to regular subscription plans, UBike is pleased to offer FREE two-day membership passes for those needing to use UBike to get to the polls. Please email ubike@virginia.edu by November 5th, 2018. if you are interested in obtaining a free pass to vote.
  • Carpooling, Share Your Ride: UVA offers a free, secure, and instant online ride-matching system: Zimride. Students, staff, and faculty may post available seats in their car to share the ride to the polls.
  • Yellow Cab:  Yellow Cab is offering a $5 off special on Election Day for people riding to their polling places. Participants must give their polling place location to the dispatcher in order to receive the discount.
  • Lyft/Uber: Rideshare services Lyft and Uber are offering free and discounted rides to the polls on Election Day. 

Voting Locations

Alumni Hall Precinct (402)

Physical Location:
Alumni Hall Main Ballroom
211 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

University Transit Service (UTS)

Alumni Hall is about 5 minutes from Grounds via UTS routes.
  • UTS service available beginning at 6:00am:
  • BlueLine: The BlueLine begins service at 6:00am and operates along Emmet Street with stops near Alumni Hall. Service is provided every 8-10 minutes between 6:00am-9:30am and between 3:00pm-6:30pm. Service is provided every 15 minutes during all other times.
  • Northline: The Northline begins 10 minute service at 7:30 am. The closest Northline pick up and drop off location is the Carr's Hill stop on University Ave. 

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)

  • CAT's Route 7 begins service at 6:25am and serves Alumni Hall via stops on Emmet Street just south of Sprigg Lane. Service is provided every 15 minutes.
  • UVa students, faculty, and staff may ride any CAT bus fare-free by scanning their UVa ID. CAT routes will also be fare-free to all riders on Election Day. 

Buford Precinct (303)

Physical Location:
1000 Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

  • On 11/6/2018 from 10:00am - 7:00pm, a van shuttle sponsored by College Council and the Miller Center will service Buford Middle School every 15-minutes. Stops for this shuttle are at Thornton Hall and westbound on Jefferson Park Avenue at Shamrock Road.
  • Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT): CAT Route 4 provides transportation from the UVa Hospital to stops on Cherry Avenue near Buford Middle School.

Carver Precinct (201) 

Carver Recreation Center (Northern end of Jefferson School City Center, next to parking lot/garage.)
233 4th Street NW 
Charlottesville, VA

 

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

Clark Precinct (102) 

Clark Elementary School Gym 
1000 Belmont Avenue 
Charlottesville, VA

 

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

Johnson Precinct (302)

Physical Location:
1645 Cherry Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

  • On 11/6/2018 from 10:00am - 7:00pm, a van shuttle sponsored by College Council will service Johnson Elementary School every 15-minutes. Stops for this shuttle are at Thornton Hall and westbound on Jefferson Park Avenue at Shamrock Road.

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)

  • CAT Route 4 provides transportation from the UVa Hospital to stops on Cherry Avenue near Buford Middle School.
  • UVA students, faculty, and staff may ride any CAT bus fare-free by scanning their UVa ID. CAT routes will also be fare-free to all riders on Election Day. 

Recreation Precinct (101) 

Herman Key Recreation Center 

800 East Market Street 

Charlottesville, VA

 

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

Slaughter Recreation Center 

Physical Location:
505 Edgemont Rd
 Charlottesville, VA 

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

This location is new for this year, allow for additional travel time. 

University Transit Service (UTS)

  • UTS Service available beginning at 7:30am

  • Northline: The Northline provides service to Saughter Recreation Center Elementary school using a nearby stop at Lile Maupin Residence Hall. Service is provided every 10 minutes.

Tonsler Precinct (301) 

Benjamin Tonsler Recreation Center
500 Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA

 

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

Venable Elementary School (401)

Physical Location:
Venable Elementary School Gym
406 14th Street NW
Charlottesville, VA

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections

University Transit Service (UTS)

  • UTS Service available beginning at 7:30 am. 

  • U-Loops: UTS's Inner U-Loop and Outer U-Loop provide service to Venable Elementary school using nearby stops 14th Street at John Street and 14th Street at Virginia Avenue. Service is provided every 10 minutes.

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)

  • Beginning at 6:45am, CAT's Route 9 provides service to Venable Elementary School via the nearby 10th Street at Grady Avenue stops (Southbound and Northbound). Service runs in each direction every 30-60 minutes.

  • UVa students, faculty, and staff may ride any CAT bus fare-free by scanning their UVa ID. CAT routes will also be fare-free to all riders on Election Day (11/6/2018).

Walker Precinct (202) 

Walker Upper Elementary School Gym
1700 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville, VA

Polling Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm

Find out if this is your voting location: Virginia Department of Elections