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 general election in November it is
Tuesday October 13, 2020 Thursday October 15, 2020 [extended because of technical difficulties]. 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 24522-4016
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 due to COVID-19.
Governor Ralph Northam signed this bill into law that ends the requirement of an excuse to apply for an absentee ballot. You can request your ballot by mail up to 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020 or in person by 5:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020.
You can get your ballot by mid September. Be sure that your vote counts, vote early! With the recent false attacks on mail in voting and 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 19, 2020 and ending the Saturday before Election Day October 31, 2020. Normal hours Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, and additionally on Saturdays October 24th and 31st from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Voting at the polls on election day will be on Tuesday November 3, 2020 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
General Election Ballot
November 3, 2020
To alleviate concerns with mail-in voting Appomattox has setup a tool for you with Ballot Scout where you can track your ballot. It was created by Democracy Works, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, and tracks your ballot using USPS Intelligent Mail barcodes. You can use this tool to get online tracking of your ballot and even SMS notifications of your ballots status on your phone.
Note: Ballot Scout is a third-party application and sometimes your ballot information is missing. To get the definitive status of your ballot use the Virginia Department of Elections website to verify the current status of your ballot:
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.