Electoral Board

Regular Meetings


Office of the General Registrar
9848 Lori Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Public Meetings

The three-member Chesterfield County Electoral Board is a "public body" under the Code of Virginia § 2.2-3701Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Therefore, all electoral board meetings are open to the public. The only exception is when the Board determines that an issue is within the scope of §2.2-3711(A) and goes into “Closed” session.  A meeting will not be closed to the public unless the meeting is specifically made exempt by FOIA or another law.

Written Public Comments

Members of the public may submit written comments in advance of the meeting. Written public comments may be emailed to registrar@chesterfield.gov or can be submitted via the Electoral Board Public Comment Request Form.

Written comments submitted at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled start time of the meeting may be included as part of the record.Recorded written comments will not be read in the meeting.

In Person Public Comments

Only those speakers that are present and have indicated they wish to speak  at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the meeting will be called to speak.

Each speaker shall be limited to three minutes. A speaker unable to complete his/her issue within three minutes  may submit written comments within one week of the meeting.  (see Written Public Comments above).

Any member of the public seeking to distribute materials to the Electoral Board at a public meeting shall provide the Secretary or designated staff with at least 5 copies of any materials at least 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of the meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Scheduled Meetings, Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


  • Susan J. Beals (Republican), Secretary
    Term expires December 31, 2021
  • Caroline Scott Emmons (Democrat), Chair
    Term expires December 31, 2022
  • Lynette P. Clements (Democrat), Vice Chair
    Term expires December 31, 2023


The Constitution of Virginia establishes the requirement that each county and city shall have a three member electoral board to carry out the election duties for their jurisdiction as required by law. This constitutional requirement is satisfied in the Code of Virginia 24.2-106.