Registrar's Office

Marlene Watson, Registrar     Sonya Gray, Deputy Registrar     

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm    PH: (804) 492-4504    FAX: (804) 492-3571

P.O. Box 125, 1487 Anderson Highway, Cumberland, VA  23040


The Registrar’s Office processes voter registration applications, and change of address/transfer requests from DMV and other agencies.  These changes are handled in person and by mail.

We process letters and update information received from registered voters.  The Registrar’s office is responsible to forward all applications and updated information to other jurisdictions, including sending national application forms to other states if needed, along with processing all cancellations of voter registrations received from other states and from individual voters.

The Registrar’s Office is responsible for processing a prohibited voter list of felons and deaths and send voter cards to any voter upon request when a person’s registration changes.  We also keep updated records of active and deleted files to check for filing accuracy, 

Candidates are assisted with the certification process and referendum petitions are reviewed for accuracy and we also assist in training of an elected officer.   

Records in the Registrar’s office are purged when requested by the State Board.

Absentee applications and ballots are sent out to voters upon request. 

Public advertisement is expedited as needed for elections. 

Letters are mailed to officers of the elections and records are kept of all election workers and the precinct they worked in. 

The Registrar’s office serves as liaison between the State Board of Elections and the Electoral Board.  In doing so, the Registrar’s office follows each election on election night and helps to canvass the results and report the election results on a secure computer server as directed by the State Board of Elections. 

Payroll and compensation to officers of election, along with salaries and expenses are completed by the Registrar’s office. 

The Registrar’s office is also responsible to receive approval from the Department of Justice for any proposed change in polling places.

Upon request, the Registrar’s office is available for presentations, and are here to serve the public with any questions and to ensure that state guidelines are followed.

Voting Precincts

Cumberland County voting precincts are hosted by the following locations:
  • District 101 - Cartersville Rescue Squad
  • District 201 - Cumberland Fire Department
  • District 301 - Cumberland Community Center
  • District 401 - Southern Cumberland Community Center (Randolph Fire Department)
  • District 501 - Southern Cumberland Community Center (Randolph Fire Department)

Electorial Board Members

Election board members are as follows:

Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary

Lloyd A. Martin Jr.

2180 Cartersville Road Cartersville, VA 23027

Van Petty

1963 Anderson Hwy Cumberland, VA 23040

Sara Turner

PO Box 131 
Cumberland, VA 23040



Election Schedule

  • President & Vice President of the US - elected every 4 years
  • U.S. Senator - elected every 6 years
  • U.S. House of Representatives - elected every 2 years
  • Governor, Lt Gov., Attorney General - elected every 4 years
  • Senate of Virginia - elected every 4 years
  • Virginia House of Delegates - elected every 2 years
  • Board of Supervisors and School Board - elected every 4 years
  • Local Constitutional Officers (Sheriff, Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, and Commonwealth’s Attorney) - elected every 4 years
  • Clerk of Circuit Court - elected every 8 years

Redistricting Information - 2011

The 2010 Census figures are in.  The total population for Cumberland County as of April 2010 is 10,052.  The Redistricting process is required by state law and the Virginia Constitution and takes place every ten years after the decennial Census.  At the January 2011 Board of Supervisor meeting, the Board appointed members to the Redistricting Committee, and charged them with the task of redrawing the magisterial district lines. 

Cumberland has five magisterial districts.  Each district (see map) covers a different geographical area of the County.  The goal of the Redistricting Committee is to equally distribute population amongst each of the five voting districts.  The Redistricting Committee expects to provide the Board of Supervisors with three varying options for their consideration. 

The Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Circuit Courtroom of the Cumberland Courthouse to provide the public with information, and the ability to provide input regarding the redistricting options. 

The three options being considered for public input are as follows:

  • Option 1 - To move population from district two into district one in order to improve the deviation from a model district.
  • Option 2 - Keep District three a majority-minority district
  • Option 3 - no change

Any questions should be directed to the County Administrator’s Office at 804/492-3625 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

All meetings of the Redistricting Committee are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:

Date Time Location Agenda Minutes
February 22, 2011 4:30 PM Community Center Rm. C-8 Available Available
March 02, 2011 9:00 AM CRC Meeting Room Available Available
March 14, 2011 9:00 AM CRC Meeting Room Available  
March 23, 2011 7:00 PM Circuit Courtroom    
April 12, 2011 7:00 PM Circuit Courtroom