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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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Physical Address
Amherst County Courthouse
113 Taylor St, Amherst, VA 24521
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Mailing Address
, P.O. Box 550, VA,  24521
  • Phone: (434) 946-9315
  • Fax: (434) 946-9345
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  • Office Hours:
    8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday-Friday