Throughout Virginia, 47 Soil and Water Conservation Districts are tasked with doing just what their name implies: conserving soil and water. They are staffed and governed by boards of directors. On the Soil and Water Conservation Piedmont District Board — which covers Amelia, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties — there are 8 members. Two directors are elected every four years from each county in the district, and two directors are appointed. The Piedmont District Board also appoints non-voting associate directors.
Though there are no candidates certified by the Virginia Department of Elections to represent Prince Edward County, voters can write in other candidates. In this case, because there are two open seats, the candidate with the most write-in votes (assuming they are qualified to serve) will be asked to join the board. If that person says no, or there are not enough qualified write-in winners, the board will seek volunteers to appoint.
More about the Soil and Water Conservation Board
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.