Electoral Board

Purpose and Typical Duties

The General Registrar operates under the direction and supervision of the Madison County Electoral Board and implements the election laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

The Electoral Board is a three-member board appointed by the Circuit Court to administer the election laws and other regulations established by the State Board of Elections. The Electoral Board appoints the General Registrar, Election Officials and Voting Machine Custodians.

The Electoral Board can be contacted through the Madison County Voter Registrar's Office.  

Length of Term

  3 Year Term

Term Limitations

There are no limits on the number of terms a member may serve.

Number of Members

3 Members

Meeting Time and Place

The Electoral Board meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:00 p.m.  Meetings are held at the Registrar Office.

Member Qualification

Two electoral board members must be of the same political party that cast the highest number of votes for the Governor at the last election; the third member must be of the political party that cast the next-to-highest number of votes in the last gubernatorial election.


Section 24.2-671 of the Code of Virginia.

Appointment Process

Members are appointed by the Circuit Court.


Chair and Vice-Chair: $152.50/month

Secretary: $304.92/month


Name:Appointment Expires:Email:
James Smith (R)12/31/2023Email James Smith
Larry Christensen (D)12/31/2025Email Larry Christensen
Michael Sharman (R)12/31/2024Email Mike Sharman