The nomination method is a primary election, if needed, on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Only voters registered in the City of Lynchburg may vote in the Democratic Party primary election for this office or be candidates for this office on the Democratic Party primary ballot.

Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination should familiarize themselves with the required paperwork through the Department of Elections Candidate Bulletin. Paperwork due to the Democratic Nominating Committee must be filed no earlier than 12:00 Noon on Monday, March 11, 2019 and no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019.

  • Candidates must file the following with the Lynchburg Registrar:
    • Certificate of Candidate Qualification – Local Office (SBE-501)
    • Statement of Economic Interests – Local Office (SOEI)
  • Candidates must pay the filing fee to the Treasurer of the City of Lynchburg.
  • A complete filing package to the Democratic Nominating Committee Chair includes:
    • Declaration of Candidacy (State Department of Elections Form SBE-505/520) .
    • A receipt from the Treasurer or Director of Finance in the locality where the candidate lives, showing payment of the primary filing fee.
    • Petitions of Qualified Voters (State Department of Elections Form SBE-506/521) signed by at least 125 voters registered in the City of Lynchburg.

The filing package may be filed to the Chair of the Lynchburg Democratic Committee, Katie Webb Cyphert. The filing package may be mailed to the Katie Webb Cyphert, PO Box 1363, Lynchburg, VA 24504 but must be received no later than 5PM on Thursday, March 28. Postmark does not apply.

Candidates may contact Katie Webb Cyphert by email at to arrange a time for filing in person.

Candidates are responsible for obtaining and complying with the official rules and guidance for nominations and candidacy from the State Department of Elections.

The following are not official rules or guidance. They are only suggestions for candidates:

  • File as early as possible within the March 11-March 28 window above. Filing in person is recommended after March 21 to ensure receipt before 5PM on March 28.
  • By the time of filing, inform Katie Webb Cyphert of your personal email address and/or the email address of your candidate campaign committee, and phone numbers.
  • Obtain more than 125 signatures on your petitions, to allow for the possibility that some of the signers might not be qualified voters registered in the City of Lynchburg.
  • The circulators of your petitions should ask each signer to CLEARLY PRINT the signer’s name, street address where registered to vote and no other address, and date signed, in the spaces next to the signature.