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 Robert E. Lee Soil and Water Conservation District Board, which covers Appomattox, Amherst and Campbell Counties, and the city of Lynchburg, there are nine members; two directors are elected every four years from each county and one from the City of Lynchburg, and two directors are appointed.
There is one certified candidate for the two open seats on the board for Appomattox County: Bonnie A. Swanson, a current board member.
Charlottesville Tomorrow designed a questionnaire for Swanson based on more than 200 responses to a voter survey. She did not provide answers.
More about the candidate for Soil and Water Conservation Board
- Report about Swanson’s lavender farm, from The Delmarva Farmer
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.