In Virginia, Boards of Supervisors govern counties and each member is elected to a four-year term. Nelson County’s Board of Supervisors has five members, one for each district. There are two candidates seeking to represent the West District this year.
Incumbent J. David Parr is being challenged by newcomer Mark Franklin. This is the first time this seat has been challenged in more than 20 years. Parr won the West District seat in 2019 in an unopposed election, replacing longtime Supervisor Thomas Bruguiere Jr.
Charlottesville Tomorrow designed a questionnaire based on more than 200 responses we received to a voter survey. Neither candidate answered the questionnaire.
More about the candidates for the West District of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors
- Parr’s campaign contributions, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- Franklin’s campaign contributions, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- Story about the West District race from July, when there were three certified candidates, for subscribers of the Nelson County Times
- Story about candidate Tommy Stafford dropping out of the race, for subscribers of the Nelson County Times
- Video of debate between Parr and Franklin, for subscribers of the Nelson County Times
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.