State Ballot Is Set

Published 4:50 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FARMVILLE – Last Tuesday's primary marked the deadline for qualifying to appear on November's ballot and most House of Delegates incumbents seeking local support are unopposed.

Election Day is November 8 and the last day to register to vote in the fall election is October 17.

Voters are reminded that this year's redistricting has reshuffled the General Assembly election deck. Buckingham, Cumberland and a portion of Prince Edward are no longer together in the 59th district. They are all in different House of Delegates districts.

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Only the 59th House of Delegates District, which includes Buckingham County, will see more than one candidate: Democratic nominee Connie Brennan, of Nelson County; Republican nominee Matt Farris, of Campbell County; and Independent Linda Wall, of Appomattox County.

In the 60th House of Delegates District, incumbent Republican James Edmunds has no opposition. The district includes all of Prince Edward County.

Tommy Wright, the incumbent GOP House of Delegates member in the 61st District, which now includes Cumberland, does not face an opponent, either.

Though split among three House of Delegates districts, Buckingham, Cumberland and Prince Edward are together in the new 22nd State Senate District, which will see Republican Tom Garrett, of Louisa, on the ballot with Democrat Bert Dodson, of Lynchburg.

Garrett won last Tuesday's Republican primary over Buckingham Board of Supervisors member, and Longwood University professor, Brian Bates by 117 votes.

Dodson was not opposed for his party's nomination.

Absentee voting begins on September 23.

Voter Registration

Voter registration applications can be obtained at the following locations, according the Virginia State Board of Election:

Local voter registration offices.


At state or local government offices when applying or recertifying for Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services.

Governor offices in Virginia that provide state-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to individuals with disabilities.

Armed forces recruitment offices.

The State Board of Elections office.

And Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offices.