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Electoral Board members are selected by the local political parties and appointed by the Circuit Court to staggered three year terms. The party of the Governor selects two of the three appointments.
Each Electoral Board member is then a political party representative to ensure elections are conducted in a fair and transparent manner. The Electoral Board, by majority vote appoints a General Registrar/Director of Elections to a term of four years. The General Registrar/Director of Elections is responsible for voter registration, campaign finance compliance and absentee voting. The Electoral Board delegates election management to the General Registrar concurrent with General Registrar’s appointment. It is the duty of the Electoral Board to ensure elections comply with the law.You may contact Electoral Board members individually or as a group using the emails below. You may also contact the Office of Elections by email or phone at 703-385-7890
City of Fairfax Electoral Board
Curtis Chandler, Vice Chair
Electoral Board Meeting Minutes
Electoral Board Policies
Article II. Constitution of Virginia
Section 8. Electoral boards; …
There shall be in each county and city an electoral board composed of three members, selected as provided by law. In the appointment of the electoral boards, representation, as far as practicable, shall be given to each of the two political parties which, at the general election next preceding their appointment, cast the highest and the next highest number of votes. The present members of such boards shall continue in office until the expiration of their respective terms; thereafter their successors shall be appointed for the term of three years. Any vacancy occurring in any board shall be filled by the same authority for the unexpired term.
Code of Virginia
§ 24.2-106. Appointment and terms; …
“There shall be in each county and city an electoral board composed of three members who shall be appointed by a majority of the circuit judges of the judicial circuit for the county or city. If a majority of the judges cannot agree, the senior judge shall make the appointment. Any vacancy occurring on a board shall be filled by the same authority for the unexpired term.”
“In the appointment of the electoral board, representation shall be given to each of the two political parties having the highest and next highest number of votes in the Commonwealth for Governor at the last preceding gubernatorial election. Two electoral board members shall be of the political party that cast the highest number of votes for Governor at that election.”