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Registrar

Office of General Registrar and Electoral Board of the County of Nelson Virginia strive to promote the highest level of service to the citizens of the Commonwealth by providing equitable opportunities to register and vote; and by maintaining accurate records relating to voter registration, elections, election officials, and candidates. We are committed to promoting democracy and public trust in our endeavors to ensure fair and impartial elections.

Electoral Board and General Registrar

The Electoral Board is composed of three members who are appointed by a majority of Circuit Court Judges serving Nelson. They serve a three-year staggered term. Representation is given to the “…two political parties having the the highest and next to highest number of votes in the Commonwealth for Governor at the last preceding gubernatorial election.” Virginia Election Law 24.2-106

The Electoral Board appoints the General Registrar who serves a four-year term. The General Registrar and Assistant Registrar are responsible for registering people to vote, maintaining official registration records, educating the public about voter registration, and together with the Electoral Board and Officers of Election, administering elections for the County of Nelson.

Electoral Board Members

David C. McBee | Chairman
Donald H. Bailey | Vice Chairman
Karen Catron | Secretary

Election Information

2018 Primary Election: June 12, 2018

Order Calling Primaries June 2018

2018 June Primaries

Voter Registration Deadline: May 21, 2018

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 June Republican Primary is Monday, May 21, 2018. 

2018 June Primary Sample Ballot

6/12/2018 June Primaries
List of Primary Elections (.pdf)
Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.    Deadline to vote an absentee ballot in person is 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018.

See who is on your ballot using our online lookup tool or view the candidate lists.

Register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot online using the citizen portal.

2018 General Election: November 6, 2018

Offices Up for Election:

  • U.S. Senator
  • U.S. House of Representatives

Voter Registration Deadline: October 15, 2018

The deadline to register to vote in the 2018 November General Election is Monday, October 15, 2018.  The constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote. Qualified residents who will be at least 18 years of age on or before November 6, 2018, may register to vote. To register to vote, you must complete a voter registration application. Use this website to fill out the online application form. You can also download a blank mail-in voter registration application and complete it by hand. Voters may complete registration applications in person at a local election official office, DMV and other Virginia governmental agencies.
Virginia Dept of Elections: Learn More.

Virginia requires that voters be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote. Qualified residents who will be at least 18 years of age on or before November 6, 2018, may register to vote. To register to vote, you must complete a voter registration application. Use this website to fill out the online application form. You can also download a blank mail-in voter registration application and complete it by hand. Voters may complete registration applications in person at a local election official office, DMV and other Virginia governmental agencies.
Virginia Dept. of Elections: Learn More.

Registered voters who need to change their address may do so by completing, signing and submitting a voter registration application, the voter card, or on-line at www.vote.virginia.gov . The deadline to change registration information prior to the November General Election is October 15, 2018. If a registered voter’s address has changed, the voter should update their address to ensure they remain qualified to vote.

Absentee Ballots

Deadline to Apply By Mail: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Apply In Person: Saturday, November 3, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
Voters may apply for an absentee ballot in person or by mail, email, fax, or online at www.vote.virginia.gov

https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting

Polling Hours

On any election, whether General, Primary, or Special – the polls are required to open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

Electoral Board Members

Donald H. Bailey| Chairman
David C. McBee| Vice Chairman
Karen Catron | Secretary

The Electoral Board’s next meeting will be at the Registrar’s  Office on:

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Nelson County is located in:
Congressional District 05 – Representative is Tom Garrett
Senatorial District 25 – Representative is Creigh Deeds
House of Delegates District 20 – Representative is Richard P. “Dickie” Bell
House of Delegates District 59 – Representative is Matt C. Fariss


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Contact Us
Physical Address
571 Front Street
Lovingston, VA 22949
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 292
Lovingston, VA 22949
Contact
Jacqueline Britt | Registrar
434-263-4068
Allen Spencer | Asst. Registrar
434-263-4068
fax: 434-263-8601