P.O. Box 1092
Emporia, Virginia 23847
1781 Greensville County Circle
Emporia, Virginia 23847
Phone: (434) 348-4228
Fax: (434) 348-4257
The Election Department for Greensville County consists of a three member Electoral Board and the Voter Registrar.
The Voter Registrar provides all voter registration transaction services for the county. The registrar also maintains electronic and manual files on all county voters. The registrar certifies candidates and issues to be placed on the ballot for election day. When the election is over, the registrar is in charge of certifying the election results to the State Board of Elections in Richmond, Virginia. The registrar also conducts absentee voting.
A voter registration application must be completed to be eligible to vote in Virginia. To register to vote in Virginia, you must be a United States citizen, be a resident of Virginia, be 18 years old by the next general election, have had your voting rights restored if you have ever been convicted of a felony and have had capacity restored if you have ever been declared mentally incapacitated in circuit court. You are not registered to vote until your application is received and approved by the local registrar. Once approved, you will be mailed a voter card listing the name and address of the polling place where you vote and the election district in which you are eligible to vote. If you should move, you are responsible for notifying the registrar's office so that your polling place can be changed if necessary.
A voter registration application may be obtained from the registrar's office in person or by mail. Voter registration applications are also available at any DMV office, social service office, or health department. It is also possible to go online to the State Board of Elections website at www.sbe.virginia.gov to print a copy of a registration application.
General Elections are held on the first Tuesday in November. The polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. When you go to your polling place to vote you are required to show some form of identification, such as your voter card, your driver’s license, or another form of ID with your name and address on it.
Persons who are registered to vote in Greensville County are eligible to vote by absentee ballot if they expect to be absent on election day for business reasons, professional, or personal reasons; on vacation; students attending college; regularly employed in business outside the limits of the United States; members of the Armed Forces or their spouses or dependents; unable to go to the polls because of a physical disability or illness. An application has to be completed and returned to the registrar’s office before a ballot can be sent.