Even consistent voters may be confused this election day. Redistricting could change where you cast your ballot. Make sure to double check where your local polling place is.
The State Board of Elections will help you track it down Here.
An Update from SBE about some voting issues:
- In Henrico County, approximately 954 voters in 19 precincts were not listed in the pollbooks even though they were at the correct polling locations. In those 19 districts they have switched to paper pollbooks. Henrico County followed the proper procedures and asked the voters affected to complete a provisional ballot.
- In Fairfax County, for example in Rose Hill, there have been some issues regarding voter confusion and voters going to the incorrect polling location.
- Isle of Wight experienced issues with using the electronic pollbooks and the voting machines. These issues were due to operator error.
- In Giles County a voting machine went down. Officers of elections followed proper procedures and had voters cast paper ballots until a replacement could be programmed. This matter has been resolved.
- There have been some complaints of political volunteers violating the 40 foot perimeter to the entrance to the polling place. However, these have been resolved at the local levels.
- From the calls the State Board of Elections is receiving, it appears voters directly affected by redistricting mostly know their polling place has changed. However, many do not know how to get to the exact polling location. The State Board of Elections has a Google Gadget on its home page at www.sbe.virginia.gov. Voters can type in their address and find out their polling location and then click for directions to find out how to get from their home to the new polling location.
- The last time the Commonwealth was electing both members of the House of Delegates, State Senate and comparable local offices was in 2007, with about thirty percent of voters turning out for elections. In terms of turnout, we have heard of heavier turnouts in localities that have competitive races.
- Voters who have any questions related to the election can call the State Board of Elections at 1-800-552-9745.