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Vacant seat to be appointed

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors is filling the vacant seat of Farmville District 101 by appointment until the special election to fill the vacancy is held Nov. 6, and the person elected has qualified. The seat became vacant following the death of Howard Simpson on Feb. 13.

Wade Bartlett

“The board of supervisors has decided that they’re going to exercise their right as allowed under Section 24.2-228 of the Code of Virginia to appoint a citizen to fill the board seat left vacant by Mr. Simpson’s passing,” said County Administrator Wade Bartlett.

“The board of supervisors will soon be in the midst of the annual budget development process, their single most important responsibility,” officials said in a press release. “The board has therefore determined that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Farmville District 101 and all of Prince Edward County to ensure Farmville District 101 is represented during the budget deliberation process.”

The release cited that only qualified voters of Farmville Election District 101 may be considered to fill the vacancy.

“If a citizen is unsure if he/she is a qualified voter of the Election District, they may call the County Voter Registrar’s office at (434) 392-4767 or stop by the office located on the second floor of the Prince Edward County Courthouse,” officials said in the release.

According to the release, any qualified voter who wishes to be considered must return a county application by not later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, to the Prince Edward County Administrator’s Office. Applications are available on the county’s website at www.co.prince-edward.va.us or may be obtained in the office of the county administrator. Applications may be returned by email to board@co.prince-edward.va.us, by mail to Prince Edward County, P.O. Box 382, Farmville, VA 23901 or hand delivered to the county administrator’s office located at 111 South St., third floor, Farmville.

“The county will not be responsible for applications not received prior to the deadline,” officials said in the release. “The application requests typical background information. In addition, it contains five questions. Applicants are highly encouraged to provide answers to all questions.”  The release cited that the board will review the applications, may conduct interviews and will then select a qualified voter of Farmville District 101 to fill the vacancy at a special board meeting to be held March 27.

For additional information, contact the Prince Edward County Administrator’s Office at (434) 392-8837.