Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Department of Elections to Begin Distributing Voter Notices this Week

(Virginia Department of Elections)

RICHMOND — Virginia voters will receive notices in the mail regarding their polling locations for the Nov. 8 general election beginning this week, the Virginia Department of Elections announced Tuesday.

“Districts and polling locations have changed for some voters as part of the redistricting process following the 2020 Census,” Department of Elections Commissioner Susan Beals said. “We encourage every voter to check their polling location on their voter notice.”

District boundaries for federal, state and local offices are redrawn every 10 years following the census, the department explained, with the 2022 election being the first November general election for which the new districts resulting from the 2020 census will be in effect.

All registered Virginia voters will receive a notification containing their district information and polling location regardless of whether any changes were made, it said.

Separate polling locations for town elections will not be listed.

While Virginia maintained all 11 Congressional districts following the 2020 U.S. Census, many boundaries were altered due to demographic shifts. The Virginia Supreme Court unanimously approved the new district boundaries on Dec. 28, after reviewing a proposal from two court-mandated special masters after the newly created bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission was unable to reach an agreement.

Voters can also find their district and polling location information on the Virginia Department of Elections website.

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