Notice to voters sent out this week on district changes after census – The Suffolk News-Herald

Notice to voters sent this week on district changes after census

Posted at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Voters in Virginia will receive notices by mail regarding their polling places for the Nov. 8 general election starting this week.

Elections Department Commissioner Susan Beals said the information was being mailed because districts and polling places had changed for some voters as part of the redistricting process after the 2020 census.

“We encourage every voter to verify their voting location on their voter notice,” Beals said.

District boundaries for federal, state, and local offices are redrawn every 10 years after the census. The 2022 election is the first general election in November where the constituency change resulting from the 2020 census takes effect. All registered voters in Virginia will receive a notification with their district and voting location information, whether or not changes have been made.

Separate polling stations for municipal elections will not be listed as municipal elections have been moved from May to November and take place on 8 November.

Virginia maintained all of its 11 congressional districts after the 2020 U.S. Census, although many borders were changed due to demographic changes. The Supreme Court of Virginia unanimously approved the new district boundaries on Dec. 28, 2021, after considering a proposal from two court-appointed special masters after Virginia’s new bipartisan Redistricting Commission was not in able to reach an agreement on the new boundaries.

Voters can also find information about their district and polling location on the Virginia Department of Elections at bit.ly/3UooFyI.

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