COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Ordinance Amendment – Elections – Samuel Miller Magisterial District – East Ivy Precinct -- Change of Polling Place

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to consider proposed ordinance changing the location of the polling place for the East Ivy Precinct in the Samuel Miller Magisterial District.

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, White, Davis, Kamptner, Harris

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

August 4, 2004

 

ACTION:     X                       INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                            INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

Virginia Code § 24.2-307 requires that the Board of Supervisors establish polling places by ordinance.  Albemarle County Code § 2-104(C)(2) establishes the Kappa Sigma Auditorium as the polling place for the East Ivy Precinct in the Samuel Miller Magisterial District.  The Albemarle County Electoral Board recently recommended that the polling place be changed to the Miller Center of Public Affairs (the “Miller Center”).

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

4.1        Provide effective, responsive and courteous service to our customers.

4.2        Fund County services in a fair, efficient manner and provide needed public facilities and infrastructure.

 

 

DISCUSSION:

The proposed change to the polling place for the East Ivy Precinct is necessary because the Kappa Sigma Auditorium will no longer be available as a polling place.  The Miller Center is located at 2201 Old Ivy Road, which is outside the East Ivy Precinct.  However, it may be used as a polling place because it is within one mile of the East Ivy Precinct boundary (Virginia Code § 24.2-310).  Staff visited the site to assure its suitability as a polling place.  The proposed ordinance is attached as Attachment A, and the polling site visitation report is attached as Attachment B. 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board adopt the attached proposed ordinance after the public hearing.

 

View Attachment A

View Attachment B

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