WILLIAMSBURG — If you live in the City of Williamsburg, where you vote may be changing — the city’s voter registrar is proposing changes to the boundaries of the city’s two voting precincts.
According to the city, the current Stryker precinct polling place has a significantly larger number of registered voters assigned to it than the Matoaka precinct polling place.
Stryker has 6,521 voters assigned to it, compared to 3,947 in Matoaka.
A change to the precinct map has been proposed to better balance the precincts, shifting 1,139 voters from Stryker to Matoaka. This would see 5,382 voters assigned to the Stryker precinct versus 5,086 to Matoaka.
State law requires revising precinct boundaries whenever the number of voters who voted in a precinct in an election for President of the United States exceeds 4,000, the city said. The Stryker precinct is nearing that threshold, and the proposal lowers the potential for exceeding it in the near future.
The voters affected by the change are in the area south of Francis Street and east of South Boundary Street. Maps of the proposed change can be found at williamsburgva.gov/precincts. The change does not affect state or congressional districts.
Voters in the Stryker precinct vote at the Community Building at 401 N. Boundary St.; voters in the Matoaka precinct vote at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 500 Jamestown Road.
The city council will host a public hearing on the proposed map at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in the City Council Chambers of Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St. Feedback may also be submitted via an online form at williamsburgva.gov/precincts through Monday, April 3.