2022 Candidate Filing Info

At the February 2022 General Membership meeting, the Roanoke City Democratic Committee voted to adopt an open primary for upcoming elections for Roanoke City Council. NOTE: As stated below, the filing period for submitting paperwork to appear on the ballot for the Democratic Primary as a candidate for one of three 4-year term seats on Roanoke City Council ended on April 7, 2022 by 5 p.m.


Any individual who meets the necessary criteria may seek a Democratic nomination. If more than three candidates file to run as Democrats, then a primary will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and early voting would begin on Friday, May 6, 2022.

Interested candidates, PLEASE READ the Candidate Bulletin from the Virginia Department of Elections to guarantee that your paperwork is complete and submitted appropriately.

The first day to submit paperwork is Monday, March 21, 2022 at 12 p.m.

Treasurer Patrick Giallorenzo has been designated by Chair Luke Priddy to receive paperwork from March 21 to April 6.


On March 21 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Patrick will be located at Golden Cactus Brewing, 214 5th St SW, Roanoke, VA 24016.

The Treasurer may verify the following have been received, however, he has not been authorized to review them for accuracy or completion.


  • Declaration of Candidacy

  • Receipt for Primary Filing Fee

  • Petitions of Qualified Voters


The last day to submit paperwork is Thursday, April 7, 2022 by 5 p.m.


If you need to submit paperwork at any other time between March 21 and April 6, email treasurer@roanokedemocrats.com to set up a time to submit your materials to the treasurer.

On Thursday, April 7, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Chair Luke Priddy will be located at Golden Cactus Brewing, 214 5th St SW, Roanoke, VA 24016 to receive submissions up to the deadline of the filing period.

Following the filing deadline, the Chair will review all the paperwork for accuracy and completion to qualify candidates for the primary.

By check

Write your check out to:

Roanoke City Democratic Committee

and mail to:

P.O. Box 2516

Roanoke, Virginia 24011


Make a donation‏.