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Upcoming Elections

There will be a General and Two Special Elections On November 8, 2016

Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments
U.S. Representative – 5th District
Special Election for Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney
Special Election for Nelson County Clerk of Court

Voter Registration Deadline: October 17, 2016

The deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Primary election is Monday, October 17, 2016. 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 8, 2016, 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. 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 and Special Election is October 17, 2016. If a registered voter’s address has changed, the voter should update their address to ensure they remain qualified to vote.

Voters may check their voter registration information online at www.vote.elections.virginia.gov/Voterinformation

Proposed constitutional amendments on Nov. ballot

2016 Right to Work Amendment

2016 Tax Relief Amendment

Special Elections

Writ of Special Election for Circuit Court Clerk

Writ of Special Election for Commonwealth’s Attorney

Sample Ballots

2016 November Sample Ballot front-side

2016 November Sample Ballot back-side

Absentee Ballots

Deadline to Apply By Mail: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
Deadline to Apply In Person: Saturday, November 5, 2016 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

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.


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