In Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorneys — known as district attorneys in other states — are elected for four-year terms and are in charge of prosecuting criminal and traffic offenses. Megan L. Clark is running unopposed for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Prince Edward County.
Clark is the sitting Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney. She has held the position since 2015, when she defeated one opponent in the Democratic primary election, then ran unopposed in the general election. She ran unopposed for the position again in 2019.
Clark is the only candidate certified by the Virginia Department of Elections, though voters can write in other candidates’ names if they choose.
Clark did not return a questionnaire sent by Charlottesville Tomorrow with questions regarding her office and candidacy.
More links about Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney
- Clark’s campaign contributions from the Virginia Public Access Project
- Story about Clark seeking her third term in the Farmville Herald
- Story about Clark becoming the first woman and the first Black person to serve as Prince Edward County Commonwealth’s Attorney, for subscribers of the Richmond Times-Dispatch
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.