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File #: 20-404    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
File created: 7/14/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/5/2020 Final action:
Title: Ordinance Amendment - Administration; Elections; Rio Magisterial District; Branchlands Precinct and Northside Precinct - Change of Polling Place
Attachments: 1. Att.A - 2020_NewBranchlandsPollingLocation, 2. Att.B - 2020_NewNorthsidePollingLocation, 3. Att.C - Proposed Ordinance
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AGENDA DATE: 8/5/2020

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Ordinance Amendment - Administration; Elections; Rio Magisterial District; Branchlands Precinct and Northside Precinct - Change of Polling Place

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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public hearing to consider an ordinance to establish: 1) the Hillsdale Conference Center as the polling place for the Branchlands Precinct in the Rio Magisterial District, and 2) the Laurel Hill Baptist Church as the polling place for the Northside Precinct in the Rio Magisterial District.

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, Bessette, Washburne, Schermerhorn

PRESENTER (S): Heilman, Wurzer, Rodemeyer, Washburne, Schermerhorn

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Virginia Code ? 24.2-307 requires that the Board of Supervisors establish polling places by ordinance.

County Code ? 2-102(C)(2) currently establishes the Activity Center at the Church of the Incarnation as the polling place for the Branchlands Precinct in the Rio Magisterial District, and County Code ? 2-102(C)(4) currently establishes the Earlysville Volunteer Fire Station as the polling place for the Northside Precinct in the Rio Magisterial District.

Due to Covid-19, these locations were not able to serve as polling places for the June 23, 2020 primary election. Given the uncertainty of the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Electoral Board decided it would be best to find a new polling place for the Branchlands Precinct and the Northside Precinct for future elections.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations: Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: The Albemarle County Electoral Board investigated alternative polling place locations for the Branchlands Precinct and recommends that the polling place be relocated to the Hillsdale Conference Center at 550 Hillsdale Drive. The Charlottesville Area Association ...

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