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 research 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 US House Primary in June is  Tuesday, May 28, 2024.  (Voters may register after this date, through Election Day, and vote using a provisional ballot). 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 occasionally closes 12:00 PM -12:30 PM for lunch]

Make Your Voice Heard -- Vote!

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 to be mailed to you must received by the Registrar by 5:00 PM June 7, 2024.

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 May 3, 2024 and ending the Saturday before Primary Day Saturday, June 15, 2024.  Normal hours Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, and the last two Saturdays June 6th and June 15th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Voting at the polls on primary day will be on Tuesday June 18, 2024 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.

Ballot Tracking

Appomattox County is using Ballot Scout again to help you track your domestic mail in ballots.  Ballot Scout is a web app created by the nonpartisan nonprofit organization Democracy Works and for more information check out the FAQ.

Enter you info into the form and check the table Absentee/Early Voting History 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.

Important note for Write-Ins

If you are writing in a candidate for an office you must also fill in the oval as well as writing the name for your vote to be counted!

Know your ballot
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Democratic US House 5th District Primary Ballot