In Virginia, Boards of Supervisors govern counties and each member is elected to a four-year term. Prince Edward County’s Board of Supervisors has eight members, one for each district. In District Eight, incumbent supervisor Pattie Cooper-Jones is running unopposed.
Pride is seeking her fourth term as District Eight supervisor. She first won the position in 2011, defeating one opponent in the Democratic primary, then running unopposed in the general election. In 2015, she defeated a single opponent in the Democratic primary again, then advanced to an uncontested general election. In 2019, she faced no opposition.
Though Cooper-Jones is the only candidate certified by the Virginia Department of Elections, voters can write-in other candidates.
Charlottesville Tomorrow designed a questionnaire based on more than 200 responses we received to a voter survey. Cooper-Jones did not return answers.
More about the Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors
- Cooper-Jones’ campaign contributions, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- A story about Cooper-Jones becoming the first Black person and the first woman to chair the Price Edward County Board of Supervisors in 2018, for subscribers of the Farmville Herald
- Q&A conducted by NAACP with Cooper-Jones and another unopposed Board of Supervisor candidate, for subscribers of the Farmville Herald
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.