How to make a change

First and foremost is vote!

The essential part of a healthy democracy is an informed and engaged electorate. Learn about the issues, and researched the candidates and the policies that they support. Then register to vote and of course be sure to vote on election day.

How to register

Before you can vote you must be registered. If you have not voted in some time or are not sure you that are registered you should confirm your registration status. It is important to know that the registration deadline this year for the Democratic Primary in June it is Monday, May 17, 2021. You can confirm, register, and get more information on voting and voter registration on our state’s Virginia Department of Elections website.

Or you can confirm registration status or register at our local registrar office.


Patricia Morton

367 Virginia Ave

PO Box 8

Appomattox, VA 24522-0008

Phone: 434-352-5302

Fax: 434-352-4409

Registrar Hours:

Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

[Office closes 11:30 - 12:30 for lunch most days]


Lastly you need to vote and make your voice heard.

Some important changes since COVID-19.

It is now the law that you no longer need an excuse to apply for an absentee ballot. Your request for your ballot must received by the Registrar by 5:00 PM Friday, May 28, 2021.

Be sure that your vote counts, vote early! With the recent changes to the US Postal service it is advisable not to wait to the last minute.

You can vote early in person at the registrar’s office beginning 45 days before Primary Day Friday April 23, 2021 and ending the Saturday before Primary Day June 5, 2021. Normal hours Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, and the last two Saturdays May 29th and June 5th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Voting at the polls on primary day will be on Tuesday June 8, 2021 from 6:00am to 7:00pm. To find you polling place you can call the Registrar's office listed above, or view the map on the Appomattox County website, or lastly at the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Know your ballot

Click on the thumbnail image to preview your ballot

Democratic Primary Ballot

June 8, 2021

Enter you info into the form and check the table Vote Absentee by Mail on resulting page for your ballot status.

Make sure your vote counts! Vote early, vote safely, and use these online tools to track the status of your ballot.