Fri08222014

Last updateWed, 19 Nov 2014 8pm

   2014 39.95 HSD w VIDor PH-Banner2-500-x-125

New precinct polling locations proposed for Wmd. county

The Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors has delayed a decision on whether to move two Westmoreland County polling places. The board will hold a public hearing on whether or not to move the Districts 1 and 4 polling locations at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 10.


The Westmoreland County Electoral Board and General Registrar Kirstin Hicks want to move the District 1 polling place from its current location at the Cople District Fire Station to the Carmel United Methodist Church at 9463 Cople Highway in Hague.

Hicks and the electoral board also want to move the District 4 polling location from its current location at the Oak Grove Fire Station to the Washington District Elementary School at 454 Oak Grove Rd. in Colonial Beach.

“There has long been a need for an alternative to using the Cople District Fire Station,” Hicks told the board in a letter last week. “Adequate lighting, heating and cooling are issues that our elections officers must deal with during every election.”

Hicks said, “The Oak Grove Fire Station has also not been particularly suitable as a polling place due to heating and cooling inconsistencies and because the firemen are often walking through the polling area to their meeting room, office or kitchen.”

Members of the board of supervisors and some citizens have raised questions about the proposed polling place relocations. At the board’s meeting this month, Supervisor W.W. Hynson urged the board to table a vote on the polling location changes until he has time to talk with the fire departments involved and his constituents.

Hicks said that although the polling location changes do not need Justice Department approval, since Virginia is no longer under the requirements of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, any change in locations needs to be in place by May 1.

 

Richard Leggitt

Contact Us

The Journal Press, Inc. P. O. Box 409, 10250 Kings Hwy. King George, VA 22485

EditorialAdvertisingOffice
Jessica Herrink, Publisher

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Carla Gutridge
540-709-7061
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Production
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Leonard Banks, Sports editor
540-469-4196
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steve Detwiler
540-709-7288
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Drue Murray
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phyllis Cook
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Linda Farneth,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Elizabeth Foreman,
540-709-7076
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Charlene Franks, Accounts
540-709-7075
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Leggitt
540-993-7460
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bonnie Gouvisis
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lori Deem, Church & Community
540-709-7495
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Advertising Information
540-775-2024
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jessica Herrink
540-469-4031
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal Print Shop

Contact Steve Detwiler

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

540-709-7288 • 540-775-2024

Quikey

Bulletline

link4

Your Invitation Place

Balloon House