In Virginia, county school boards are composed of one member from each district in that county, and sometimes include an at-large member. Members are elected to four-year terms and serve as the leaders of the school district by setting the policies for and choosing the leadership of public schools, among other duties. The Prince Edward County Public Schools Board has eight members, one from each of its districts.
Doug Farley is running to represent District 2 on the Prince Edward County Public School Board. He is also the incumbent candidate. Farley joined the School Board in 2018 after very narrowly winning a write-in election that was held after the school board member who held the seat resigned. Farley won the seat again in 2019. Previously, Farley ran for a Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors seat in 2007, but lost to Robert “Bobby” Jones.
Charlottesville Tomorrow designed a questionnaire based on more than 200 responses we received to a voter survey. Farley returned answers in an unreadable format, but did not respond to requests to resend them.
More about the candidates for District 2 on the Prince Edward County Public Schools Board
- Farley’s campaign contributions, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- A recap of a candidate forum hosted by the NAACP in September, for subscribers to the Farmville Herald
- A report about the Orange County School Board extending the superintendent’s contract, for subscribers to the Farmville Herald
- A report about Farley’s write-in election, for subscribers to the Farmville Herald
- The Virginia School Quality report for Prince Edward County Public Schools
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.