In Virginia, Boards of Supervisors govern counties and are elected to four-year terms. Appomattox County’s Board of Supervisors has five members, one for each district.
Incumbent John Hinkle is seeking his second term in the Falling River District seat, after winning a previous election against then-incumbent Supervisor Chad Millner. Hinkle is now facing off against challenger Laura Briceland.
Charlottesville Tomorrow sent each candidate a questionnaire based on more than 200 responses we received to a voter survey. Neither candidate returned the questionnaire.
More links about Appomattox County Board of Supervisors
- Briceland’s campaign contributions from the Virginia Public Access Project
- Hinkle’s campaign contributions from the Virginia Public Access Project
- Story about Hinkle seeking reelection, for subscribers of The Times Virginian
- Story about Hinkle’s name appearing on the leaked far-right Oath Keepers group membership list on WRIC
- Story about Hinkle challenging Gov. Northam’s executive order to close nonessential businesses during the pandemic on ABC 13
- Story about Hinkle and other board members deciding whether to remove library board members over LGBT books in Cardinal News
As you get ready to vote, here are some key dates and links from the Virginia Department of Elections:
Polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, night. The Virginia Department of Elections will publish election results in real time, as they arrive from precincts around the state. To view them, head to this link. These are unofficial results until they are certified. Here’s more about how to get election results.
- Sept. 22: First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar’s office.
- Oct. 16: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration. You can also register after this date, and on election day, but you will vote with a provisional ballot, could take longer for officials to count because they will verify your eligibility.
- Oct. 27: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5:00 p.m.
- Oct. 28: Voter registration offices open for early voting.
- Nov. 4: The last day of in-person early voting at your registrar.
- Nov. 7: Election Day. Here is where you can find your polling place.
Need to know if you’re eligible to vote? Here are resources from the Virginia Department of Elections.