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File #: 18-196    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/14/2018 Final action: 3/14/2018
Title: Electoral Board and Registrar-Proposed New Voting Precincts and Voting Locations
Attachments: 1. Att.A New Precinct Cover Sheet to BOS.pdf, 2. Att.B New Precinct Fact Sheet, 3. Att.C Existing JJ and Belfield Map, 4. Att.D ProposedJJRedistrMap, 5. Att.E ProposedFreeBridgeRedistrMap, 6. Att.F ProposedFreeBridgeRedistrMapZoom, 7. Att.G ProposedCrozetRedistrMap, 8. Att.H ProposedCrozetRedistrMapZoom, 9. Att.I ProposedCaleRedistrMap, 10. Att.J Proposed Metes and Bounds, 11. Att.K Proposed Ordinance
AGENDA DATE: 3/14/2018

Electoral Board and Registrar-Proposed New Voting Precincts and Voting Locations

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing to consider an ordinance to change certain current voting precinct boundaries and to identify new polling places

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Letteri, Kamptner, Blair, Washburne

PRESENTER (S): Peter Wurzer, Electoral Board Chair; Bill Love, Electoral Board Vice-Chair; James Heilman, Electoral Board Secretary; Jake Washburne, Registrar; Clarice Schermerhorn, Elections Manager


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Electoral Board of Albemarle County prioritizes keeping the size of County precincts small enough to improve voter experience and large enough to provide efficiency in holding elections. In response to growth and changing conditions in the County, the Electoral Board is proposing changes regarding precinct and polling place locations. The proposed changes fall into two categories: absolute immediate necessity and compelling urgency.

First, of absolute immediate necessity is the matter of the Belfield voting precinct. The St. Anne's Belfield School is no longer available to serve as the voting location for the Belfield voting precinct; the Electoral Board is proposing the merger of the existing Belfield precinct with the existing Jack Jouett Precinct.

Second, as to compelling urgency, the Electoral Board proposes to subdivide several existing precincts, because the number of registered voters in those precincts is getting sufficiently large that it is presenting congestion for voters in those precincts on election days.

For all of these changes, all affected voters will continue to be in the same Magisterial district, state Senate district, and House of Delegates district. There is an urgency to complete these changes before the end of 2018, as we will be unable to make any precinct changes prior to the...

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