Call To Caucus - 2017 Albemarle County Caucus



The Albemarle County Democratic Committee issues a call for  an Assembled Caucus at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, in the auditorium of the Albemarle County Office Building, McIntire Road, Charlottesville, Virginia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All Democrats who are registered voters in Albemarle County are encouraged to participate. The call issues under the authority provided by the Virginia Democratic Party Plan.

  1. Incorporated Documents. All appropriate provisions of the Virginia Democratic Party Plan (“State Party Plan”), as amended, and the Bylaws of the Albemarle County Democratic Committee are incorporated into this Call by reference and made a part hereof.

  2. Purpose. The sole purpose of the Caucus shall be to nominate Democratic candidates for the Board of Supervisors in the upcoming Albemarle County General Election to be held on November 7, 2017.

  3. Participation. Participation is open to all registered voters of Albemarle County who wish to participate as Democrats regardless of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation, economic status, or disability.

  4. Filing. Any Democrat wishing to be considered for Democratic nomination to a County office (Board of Supervisors) must file a declaration of candidacy with the Chair of the Albemarle County Democratic Committee, or designated representative, by the filing deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017.

  5. Only those candidates who have filed by the deadline will appear on the ballots distributed at the caucuses.

  6. Declaration. All candidates and all persons participating in the caucuses, shall sign a Declaration form which includes an affirmation that the person is a resident of, and registered to vote in, the jurisdiction holding the caucus; does not intend to support any candidate who is opposed to the Democratic nominee in the next ensuing general election; is a Democrat; is not a member of any other political party; and has not participated and will not participate in the nominating process of any other political party for the 2017 general election.

  7. Filing fee for candidates. The Albemarle County Democratic Committee has requested a fee for each candidate in the amount of $250.

  8. Rules. The County Caucus shall be governed by the rules developed by the Temporary Rules Committee and rules developed by the permanent Rules Committee and adopted by the Caucus. The Chair shall appoint the members of the Temporary Committees on Credentials and Rules, and shall appoint a convener of each committee. The District Convention shall elect Permanent Committees on Credentials and Rules. Each committee shall be composed of at least three (3) members.

  9. Certification of Candidates. Within three days after the caucus, the Albemarle County Democratic Chair shall provide the State Party and the State Board of Elections the name of each nominated candidate.

Patty Haling
Chair, Albemarle County Democratic Party

Candidates wishing to file to run for Democratic nomination for an office in Albemarle must do so by sending notice to include their legal name, official address, office they seek, and pay the $250 filing fee by May 1, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Filing may be made:

  1. By email to

  2. By mail to Albemarle Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 5698, Charlottesville, VA 22905. Please note that filing via mail must be RECEIVED by May 1, 2017, not sent. A postmark by May 1, 2017, would not be considered an on time filing.

  3. In person to Chair Patty Haling or her designee. Please contact or call 434-260-1592 to arrange this.

A Confirmation of receipt of filing will be made within 24 hours.