Electoral Board

Electoral Board Meetings

Please see the calendar below for the next scheduled Electoral Board Meeting.  Notice of meetings will be posted at least three business days ahead of time and draft minutes from the last meeting as well as proposed agendas for upcoming meetings will be available via the links in the blue sidebar to your left.

  1. Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 20884
    Roanoke, VA 24018

  2. Ken Srpan

    Chair, Electoral Board

  3. Michael Walsh

    Vice Chair, Electoral Board

  4. Jeff Krasnow

    Secretary, Electoral Board

  5. Language Assistance - Asistencia lingüística

Public Comment Policy

If a citizen wishes to make a public comment regarding the electoral or voting processes of Roanoke County to the County's Electoral Board, they are welcome to do so either in person or in writing.  To make a public comment in person, a voter should attend a scheduled meeting of the Electoral Board.  To provide a written comment, please submit your statement via email to elections@roanokecountyva.gov with 'EB Public Comment' in the subject line and specify whether you would like your message to be forwarded to all members of the Electoral Board for their immediate consideration and/or shared during the public comment period of their next meeting.  Please note that any verbal remarks may be summarized and published in the Electoral Board's official meeting minutes and that all written communications will be retained as public record for a period of 3 years in accordance with the Library of Virginia's record retention rules.   

Learn about the responsibilities of local electoral boards by reading Title 24.2, Chapter I, Article 3 of Virginia Code.

§ 24.2-107. Meetings; quorum; notice; account of proceedings; seal; records open to inspection.

The electoral board of each city and county shall meet during the first week in February of the year in which it is to appoint officers of election pursuant to Section 24.2-115 and during the month of March each year at the time set by the board and at any other time on the call of any board member. Two members shall constitute a quorum. Notice of each meeting shall be given to all board members either by the secretary or the member calling the meeting at least three business days prior to the meeting except in the case of an emergency as defined in Section 2.2-3701. Notice shall be given to the public as required by Section 2.2-3707. All meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Section 2.2-3700 et seq.) unless otherwise provided by this section. Notwithstanding the public notice requirements of Section 2.2-3707, two or more members of an electoral board may meet on election day to discuss a matter concerning that day's election, where such matter requires resolution on that day, and an effort has been made by all available means to give notice of the meeting to all board members. The presence of two or more board members while the ballots, election materials, or voting equipment are being prepared, current or potential polling places are being inspected, or election officials are being trained, or a telephone call between two board members preparing for a meeting, shall not constitute a meeting provided that no discussion or deliberation takes place that would otherwise constitute a meeting.

The secretary shall keep an accurate account of all board proceedings in a minute book, including all appointments and removals of general registrars and officers of election. The secretary shall keep in his custody the duly adopted seal of the board.

Minutes of meetings that are required to be recorded pursuant to Section 2.2-3707 shall be posted on the website of the electoral board or the official website for the county or city, when such means are available. Minutes of meetings shall be posted as soon as possible but no later than one week prior to the following meeting of the electoral board.

Books, papers, and records of the board shall be open to public inspection and copying whenever the general registrar's office is open for business either at the office of the board or the office of the general registrar. The general registrar shall determine a reasonable charge, not to exceed the fee authorized pursuant to subdivision A 8 of Section 17.1-275, to be paid for copies made from the books, papers, and records of the board.

No election record containing an individual's social security number, or any part thereof, shall be made available for inspection or copying by anyone. The State Board of Elections shall prescribe procedures for local electoral boards and general registrars to make the information in certificates of candidate qualification available in a manner that does not reveal social security numbers or any parts thereof.

Code 1950, Section 24-34, 24-43; 1970, c. 462, Section 24.1-30; 1978, c. 778; 1979, c. 27; 1982, c. 290; 1993, c. 641; 1994, c. 656; 2003, c. 1015; 2007, cc. 311, 318; 2013, cc. 461, 525; 2014, c. 395; 2016, c. 403.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.