Pittsylvania County Election Department
The Office of the General Registrar and Electoral Board of Pittsylvania County strives to promote the highest level of service to the citizens of the commonwealth by providing equitable opportunities to register and vote; and by maintaining accurate records relating to voter registration, elections, election officials, and candidates. We are committed to promoting democracy and public trust in our endeavors to ensure fair and impartial elections.
Upcoming Elections / Deadlines
General Election: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Voting Early In-Person
- Any registered voter may vote early in person on a voting machine at the Election and Training Center, located at the 18 Depot Street, Chatham, VA.
- Parking is available at the Community Center, on Main Street, or, for those who need it, handicap accessible spots are available to the side of the building along Collie Street.
- All voters must provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement.
- The office will be open on Monday – Friday, September 17 – October 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The office will be closed on Monday, October 11 in observance of Columbus Day.
- The office will be open on Saturday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- The office will be open on Saturday, October 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, October 30 is the LAST day to vote in person prior to Election Day.
- If you requested a ballot by mail and have changed your mind, please bring your mailed ballot with you.
- Where do I register to vote?
Register to vote at the General Registrar's Office Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. located at: 110 Old Chatham Elementary Lane Chatham, VA 24531
You may also download the Voter Registration Form.
Please drop it off or mail it to the Registrar's Office.
If you have questions, please call 434-432-7971.
- Where do I go to vote?
Information can be found by contacting your local Registrar or by using the Virginia Election and Registration Information System (VERIS).
- How can I register, update my information or verify my voter registration?
Information can be found by contacting you local Registrar or by using the Virginia Election and Registration Information System (VERIS).
- Options for voting? (Who can vote absentee)
Any registered voter may vote early in person on a voting machine at the Election and Training Center, located at the 18 Depot Street (Route 57 W) in downtown, Chatham. Early Voting beginning 45 days before every election, including the 2 Saturdays prior to election day as well.
- How do I apply for an absentee ballot?
If you have a Virginia issued Driver’s License or State ID, you may complete an absentee application online. Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation. Follow the prompts to apply to vote absentee by mail.
Follow this link to print a paper application.
Call 434-432-7971 to request an application be mailed to you.
The deadline to apply for a ballot by mail is 11 days prior to Election Day.
- How do military and overseas voters apply for an absentee ballot?
All military and overseas citizens should complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) to request an absentee ballot. Additional information for military and overseas voters can be found on the State Board of Elections website.
Absentee Voting by Mail
- If you have a Virginia issued Driver’s License or State ID, you may complete an absentee application online. Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation. Follow the prompts to apply to vote absentee by mail.
- Follow this link to print a paper application.
- Call 434-432-7971 to request an application be mailed to you.
Submitting Absentee Application
- Print, complete, and sign a paper application.
- By mail: Pittsylvania County Elections, P.O. Box 460, Chatham, VA 24531
- By Fax: 434-432-8062
- By scanned attachment - email: email@example.com.
Deadline to apply
Friday, October 22 is the last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you. You may fax or email the application as an attachment or send it by mail to the election’s office. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on October 22.
Submitting Absentee Ballot
- Absentee ballots drop boxes are available at the following dates, times, and locations:
- The Election Office, Lobby,18 Depot Street, Chatham, VA, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- The Election Office, Rear door, 18 Depot Street, Chatham, VA, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
- The ballot drop boxes will be available through Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
- Ballots are collected daily.
- An absentee ballot may also be mailed to Pittsylvania County Elections, P.O. Box 460, Chatham, VA 24531 and must be postmarked by November 2, 2021.
Vote on Election Day: November 2, 2021
- Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates, Sales Tax referendum, Local elections: Board of Supervisors for Callands-Gretna, Banister and Dan River Districts. School Board for Callands-Gretna, Banister and Dan River Districts. Town of Hurt, Town Council, two seats.
- All polling places will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Important Dates & Deadlines
Begin absentee voting
Fri. September 17
Mon-Fri • 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Final day to register or update information
Tues. Oct. 12
Before 5 p.m. EST
Last day to request a ballot be mailed to you
Fri. Oct. 22
Before 5 p.m. EST
Absentee voting in person
Sat. Oct 23
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Final day to vote absentee in person
Sat. Oct. 30
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tue. Nov. 2
6 a.m.-7 p.m.
Post-2020 Election Results Audit - Report
Post 2020 Election Administration & Voting Survey
Here are just a few of the highlights from the 2020 EAVS:
- This election saw the highest turnout of any federal general election recorded by EAVS to date with 67.7% of the citizen voting-age population casting ballots that were counted.
- More than 209 million people were active registered voters for the 2020 general election and more than 161 million voters cast ballots that were counted for this election.
- 30.5% of voters cast their ballots in-person on Election Day, and 43.1% of the electorate cast their ballots utilizing vote by mail.
- States reported a total of 132,556 polling places where 775,101 poll workers assisted voters with in-person early and Election Day voting.
- The percentage of poll workers ages 18 to 25 and 26 to 40 increased to 6.2% and 15.0%, respectively.
- The percentage of poll workers ages 61 to 70 and 71 and older decreased to 27.3% and 20.1%, respectively.
- Register to vote
- View or update your voter registration record
- Where do I vote?
- Offices we elect, terms and election date information
- Become a candidate- Run for state or local office
- More Voting information can be found at the Virginia Department of Elections website
Be a part of making history! Citizens serving as an Officer of Elections will receive training and compensation. To learn more about becoming an Officer of Elections contact our office by phone at 434-432-7971 or by email at Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org.