Voter Registration

Special Notices:

Amherst County Elections Office has mailed nearly 3,000 vote-by-mail ballots and there are still many outstanding. Please return your ballots by NOVEMBER 3rd (Election Day) in order to be counted ON ELECTION DAY.

If a voter has received a mailed ballot, and chooses to vote in person on Election DAY they must bring the mailed ballot with them to the polls, or law requires they vote a Provisional Ballot, that cannot be counted until the next day.

Please return your ballot! Either to the office, by mail, in the drop box, or to the polling place.

The deadline for requesting an absentee mail ballot is Friday, October 23, 2020 and our office must receive an application for the ballot by 5:00PM. Contact the
Voter Registration Office ASAP if you wish to receive a mail absentee ballot.
Ph. number (434) 946-9315
The Early Voting Precinct is open 8:30AM - 4:30PM, Monday - Friday
and will also be available 9:00AM to 5PM for the next two Saturdays, October 24 and October 31.
The office is located at: 113 Taylor Street, Amherst, VA 24521

Voters can either mail their voted ballot back to the Voter Registration Office using the materials provided in their mail ballot packet OR drop off their ballot in -person at the Amherst County Voter Registration Office located at 113 Taylor Street, Amherst.  THERE IS A MAIL BALLOT DROP BOX LOCATED JUST OUTSIDE THE AMHERST COUNTY COURTHOUSE that will be available to voters until 7:00 pm on November 3.  There will also be mail ballot drop bags at each polling place on Election Day.

To all Virginians voting by mail/absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 elections: If you believe you may not be safe having a witness present while completing the absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 Election, PLEASE NOTE... for this election due to  COVID19 precautions you will not be required to have a witness present nor will you be required to have a witness sign your ballot envelope. Your ballot will NOT be rejected  due to a missing witness signature. These instructions override any instructions on your ballot envelopes regarding witness signatures.

*****     County of Amherst's 2020 Elections*****

Voter registration is available to any Virginia resident who will be eighteen years of age or older by the next General election. Registration can be accomplished at the office of the General Registrar, in person, or by any of the following methods: calling for an application which can be sent and returned by mail; at DMV when obtaining or renewing a driver's license; at any state or federal agency; or online online by visiting The Virginia Department of Elections.

If moving within the County or to another county or city within the Commonwealth, the same procedure may be followed. The final day of registration is 22 days prior to any election.

Properly registered voters may vote by absentee ballot if they will be out of the County on election day or if they are unable to go to the polls due to physical illness or disability. An absentee precinct, where absentee ballots are counted, is located in the County offices in Amherst.

The General Registrar's office is a permanent location for voter registration, in-person absentee voting, obtaining information on candidates and referenda and other voting related information. The Registrar is responsible for all candidate filings and the maintenance of these records; providing all precincts with accurate facilities to vote and training of election officials to work the polls; recording and reporting the results of elections.
The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. You may register at any DMV or miscellaneous agencies in the Commonwealth, or at our office.  You may also vote absentee in-person at our office ONLY.
All requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability should be made to the Office of the Registrar. You are encouraged to make application for voter registration.

You can call our office to verify that you are registered. Remember, a good citizen registers and VOTES.

The General Registrar for Amherst County manages all activities related to voter registration, facilitates citizen education regarding registration and voting, and works under the direction of the Electoral Board to prepare for, administer, and report the results of local, state and federal elections.

The three-member Electoral Board (appointed by the Circuit Court) and the General Registrar (appointed by the Electoral Board) have the mission of maintaining an accurate list of registered voters and administering elections in a fair, efficient, and equitable manner

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