"I'm registered to vote, but not in Virginia."
You can either keep your registration or you can switch your registration to Charlottesville.

Here are some ways to think about how to decide.
Register in Charlottesville because...
  • Charlottesville is in a competitive Congressional district
  • Virginia is a swing state
  • It may be easier for you to vote here rather than vote by mail or travel elsewhere to vote
Or, keep your registration at your permanent address if these are both true:
#1) Your permanent address is in a swing state. These states have a >1% likelihood to swing the presidential election, according to data analysts at FiveThirtyEight: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska's 2nd District, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

#2) You are confident you will be able to vote by mail, or you know you can easily vote in person at your permanent address. See your state's policy on mail-in voting here.
  • Be aware: If UVA sends students home due to COVID-19, the Post Office will not be able to forward any mail-in ballots to another address. If you are worried about this, consider registering in Charlottesville instead.
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