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 State Elections in November it is Monday, October 11, 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.
367 Virginia Ave
PO Box 8
Appomattox, VA 24522-0008
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, October 30, 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 Election Day Saturday September 18, 2021 and ending the Saturday before Election Day October 30, 2021. Normal hours Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, and the last two Saturdays October 23rd and October 30th from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Voting at the polls on election day will be on Tuesday November 2, 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.
Important changes to Mail-In (Absentee) ballots
Since the Covid-19 pandemic the requirement of an excuse in order to request a mail-in ballot was removed. Additionally since the primary this spring, individuals who requested mail-in ballots had the option to be placed on a permanent list to automatically receive mail-in ballots for future elections. If you chose this option you do not need to reapply for your ballot, it will automatically be sent to you. To verify if you are registered for permanent absentee voter list go to the Virginia Department of Elections Voters' Portal.
Enter your information and at the top of your status page will be this message to confirm that you are registered to receive your mail-in ballots automatically.
There have been third-party groups that have been sending out prefilled voter registration and absentee ballot request forms. Some of these groups are well meaning and some are not and none have been authorized by the Department of Elections to send out such material. We recommend that you do not use these applications rather use the official applications found on the Department of Elections Voters' Portal or from the county Registrar Office. Here are some example groups: Center For Voter Information, Voter Participation Center, 50 States Action Fund * (been sending out applications for long dead individuals).
Know your ballot
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State Elections Ballot Tracking
November 2, 2021
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.