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 hiring a superintendent, among other duties. The Buckingham County Public Schools Board has seven members, one from each of its districts.

There is no certified candidate running to represent District 5 on the Buckingham County Public School Board. Voters can still write in a candidate on their ballots, and the person with the most write-in votes will be asked to join the board (assuming they are legally qualified to serve). But if there is no qualified write-in winner, or the winner does not accept the position, the Board will make an appointment, according to the Code of Virginia.

Current member Sherry S. Ragland chose not to seek reelection, and is running for the county’s board of supervisors instead.

More about Buckingham County Public Schools

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.

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