Cynthia Barbour

General Registrar/Director of Elections

Registrar Location:
55 West Church Street, Office 122

8:30-11 a.m., Noon-5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

P.O. Box 1323
Martinsville, VA 24114
Phone 276-403-5122
Fax 276-403-5258
E-mail the registrar

Electoral Information

Electoral Board Members

Vice-Chairman - Artis M. Law
Secretary - Rachel R. Beneke

Electoral Board Meeting:
Wednesday, 11/9/2016, Immediately After Canvass
Municipal Building, Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Approved EB Minutes 8/17/16




 Informational Links:

 Department of Elections:

Information on Candidate Qualifications & Requirements:

Voter Registration Drives - Required Certification:

  • Completed Voter Registration Applications through Registration Drives required to be submitted to Voter Registration Office within 10 days


Confirm your current voter registration information is correct, or update if needed


 Restoration of Rights - Secretary of Commonwealth:

           Check status:  

      • 1-855-575-9177 or 804-692-0104


Upcoming Dates:


General & Special Election - November 8, 2016

Sample Ballot

Martinsville City Council Candidates

Election Info - November 8th

Proposed Constitutional Amendments:

Voter Registration Deadline:  October 17th, 5:00 pm

Saturday In-Person Absentee VotingOct. 29th & Nov. 5th, 9 AM - 5 PM

Deadline to Submit Absentee Ballot Application to Registrar's Office for Ballot by Mail: Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 5:00 PM

  • Accepting Absentee Ballot Applications now for ballots issued by mail (see below section for Absentee Ballot Application Form).

Canvass: Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 9:15 AM, Circuit Court Clerk's Office, RM 205


ALL polling places are accessible to the handicapped:  


*Virginia Law requires Photo ID when voting in person.  Need a Free Photo ID for voting purposes, contact Voter Registration Office, 276-403-5122.

  Info - Valid Photo ID:


Voting In-Person



Virginia Voter Registration Application -

  On Line Registration:

  Print Form Version:


Virginia Absentee Ballot Application Form-

"Interactive Absentee Ballot Application"

  • Accepting Absentee Ballot Applications now for ballots issued by mail; ballot is available (45 days prior to General Election, Sec. 24.2-612)

To apply on-line:

Uniformed Military and Overseas Voters:  Official Election Notice - (Sec. 24.2-465)

UOCAVA 100 Day Notice:

Mark-Sense Ballot Instructions:

  • Clearly mark your choices in the ovals using the black pens provided in the poll stations.
  • Fully and completely mark the oval.
  • Follow instructions at the polling station for submitting your vote.
  • To write in a candidate whose name is not on the ballot, write the name on the line provided and completely fill in the oval next to that line.

Note: Write-in Votes not permitted in Primary Elections: Virginia Election Law 24.2-529


Work At The Polls "Details"  

* If interested, contact 276-403-5122



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