Candidate selection and registration
Political parties not holding a primary must select their nominees sometime between June 25, 2011 and August 23, 2011.
Primary elections have been delayed due to mandated redistricting. The Charlottesville Democratic Committee had originally announced it would hold a firehouse primary on May 14, 2011 to choose its candidates, but will now hold that event at Burley Middle School on August 20, 2011.
Independent candidates must submit petition signatures and filing paperwork by August 23, 2011.
Albemarle County races
In Albemarle County, elections will be held for members of the Board of Supervisors and the Albemarle County School Board in three districts. County voters will also decide the at-large school board seat, sheriff, Commonwealth's Attorney, as well as a Director for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.
|Lonnie M. Murray||9,118||36.98|
|Steven G. Meeks||8,734||35.42|
|David B. Norford||6,718||27.24|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections.|
Charlottesville's general election will include races for three seats on City Council, four seats on the Charlottesville School Board, and Charlottesville Clerk of Court , as well as a Director for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.
The seats occupied by David Brown, Holly Edwards, and Satyendra Huja are up for election. After a March 25 announcement Huja is the sole incumbent to seek re-election. In December 2010 Brown announced he does not plan to seek re-election , and in February 2011 Holly Edwards followed suit.
Scott Bandy was the first registered candidate for this election as an independent. Bob Fenwick has declared his independent candidacy.  A socialist candidate, Brandon Collins, announced on his website that he will run.  Likewise, Alvin Scott Bandy and Andrew Williams have announced that they will run as independents. In July of 2011, Paul Long told C-VILLE Weekly that he was collecting signatures to run as an independent. Long unsuccessfully ran as an independent in 2009.
The Charlottesville Democratic Committee held a firehouse primary on August 20, 2011 at Burley Middle School to choose three candidates for the November election for Charlottesville City Council. Announced candidates for the primary include:
- James Halfaday
- Satyendra Huja
- Peter McIntosh (dropped out of race June 16th, 2011)
- Paul Beyer
- Kathleen M. Galvin
- Dede Smith
- Colette E. Blount
- Brevy Cannon
Huja, Galvin, and Smith won this nomination. 2,524 ballots were cast, including 284 absentee votes, which surpassed the 2009 record of 1,609. The results caused Mayor Dave Norris and others to criticize the process for not resulting in any candidates who are African-American. 
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Four seats are available, including the incumbent seats of Kathleen M. Galvin, Colette E. Blount, and Llezelle A. Dugger and the vacant seat of former member Alvin Edwards, filled by Guian McKee, as of 2011.
McKee will contest the election for another term, and was the first candidate to announce his candidacy. On July 28th, local health coach Ivana Kadija announced her candidacy for the school board. On July 29th, Amy Laufer announced she would run for one of the four open seats on the Board. On August 4th, Jennifer McKeever announced her candidacy.
|Amy J. Laufer||4,178||20.86|
|Willa M. Neale||3,804||18.99|
|Colette E. Blount||3,053||15.24|
|Jennifer L. McKeever||2,854||14.25|
|Guian A. McKee||2,658||13.27|
|Steven C. Latimer||1,406||7.02|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections|
Voters could cast four votes, one for each of the four seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.
Four-term incumbent Paul Garrett faced Democratic primary challenges from Llezelle Dugger and Pam Melampy. A candidates forum was held on August 20 at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library's central branch. 
Dugger won the democratic primary election.
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