On December 11th the Goochland County Board of Supervisors and the Goochland Electoral Board recognized retiring General Registrar Frances Ragland for her exemplary service to the citizens of Goochland County and the State and Local Electoral Boards.
Ms. Ragland began serving as Assistant Voter Registrar in 1985, after serving as an assistant to the then Goochland County Attorney. On March 1, 1992, Ms. Ragland was appointed Voter Registrar and has served the voters of Goochland County with the utmost distinction for 32 years.
During her tenure she supervised seven Presidential Primaries, seven Presidential Elections, seven Gubernatorial Elections, fourteen House of Delegates elections, and countless local elections, political party primaries, and special elections for vacancies.
Ms. Ragland established a sterling reputation among her fellow General Registrars, and especially among employees, and successive directors of the State Department of Elections in Richmond, for rigid adherence to the rule of law established by the Code of Virginia.
She has created, encouraged, and sustained a culture of civic virtue that continues to inspire Goochland voters to achieve the highest percentage turnout of active voters among all jurisdictions in the Commonwealth.
The Goochland County Board of Supervisors on behalf of the citizens of Goochland County, commends, recognizes, appreciates, and sincerely thanks Ms. Ragland for her exemplary and unremitting dedication and service to Goochland County and offers her best wishes for a well-earned and happy retirement.