Essex County Virginia

Voter Registration

Voter Registration & Elections

The General Registrar/Director of Elections serves the citizens of Essex County (§24.2-114) by:

  • Providing equitable opportunity for qualified voters to register
  • Maintaining accurate voter, candidate and election records
  • Conducting elections as required by Federal and State law, under the guidance of the Electoral Board, with integrity and efficiency
  • Educating citizens about registration, candidates, and the electoral process


The Electoral Board is composed of three members appointed by the county Circuit Court judges (§24.2-106). Each member serves a staggered three year term. The Electoral Board:

  • Appoints the General Registrar/Director of Elections to a four year term
  • Appoints Over 40 Officers of Election
  • Oversees elections and reports results to the State Board of Elections

 Electoral Board

Edgar C. Robinson, Jr. - Chairman

Richard O. Lyman - Vice Chairman

Gwendolyn H. Darby - Secretary


To Contact the Electoral Board:

office: (804) 443-4611

Fax: (804) 443-4157

Director Of Elections &
General Registrar

 M. Kelly Lafollette

205 S. Cross Street, Suite B

PO Box 1561

Tappahannock, VA 22560-1561

office: (804) 443-4611

Fax: (804) 443- 4157