In Virginia, clerks of Circuit Court are elected for eight-year terms and have a range of duties, including making sure the public has access to Circuit Court records. Melissa G. Morris is running unopposed for the office of Clerk of Circuit Court for Orange County.
Morris has served as interim clerk in Orange County since July, when she was appointed to replace the retiring clerk, Teresa Carroll. If elected this will be Morris’ first term.
Morris is the only candidate certified by the Virginia Department of Elections, though voters can write in other candidates’ names if they choose.
Morris did not return a questionnaire sent by Charlottesville Tomorrow with questions regarding her office and candidacy.
More links about Orange County Clerk of Circuit Court
- Story in about the retiring Orange County clerk in the Orange County Review
- Morris’ campaign contributions from the Virginia Public Access Project
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.