Voters go national

Despite the "all politics is local" hoopla, Charlottesville voters seem less fascinated by local elections than those involving big national names– if figures from the City registrar are any indication.

Charlottesville votes cast in last three general elections

  November, 2000: 13,483 (72% of registered voters)

(when the presidential race topped the ballots)


May, 2001: 4,375 (22% of registered voters)

(when City Council races topped the ballots)


November, 2001: 9,375 (48% of registered voters)

(when the gubernatorial race topped the ballots)

–source: Charlottesville registrar Sheri Iachetta