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Precinct ordinance amended

The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously, 8-0, at its regular December meeting Tuesday, Dec. 10, to approve amendments to the county’s precinct ordinance following a public hearing. The amendments included changing the polling place for Voting Precinct 502, which is Buffalo Heights within Buffalo District 501.

Wade Bartlett

No one from the public spoke during the hearing, which began at 7:30 p.m. during the board meeting that was held at its usual location within the Prince Edward County Courthouse.

“The registrar received a letter from the director of Piedmont (Alcohol Safety Action Program) ASAP indicating their building is no longer available for use as the county voting precinct for Precinct 502,” Prince Edward County Administrator Wade Bartlett said during the board meeting.

The Piedmont ASAP building is located at 4026 W. Third St. in Farmville.

“The electoral board has requested — and the director of Social Services had no objection — for the use of the county’s new Social Services building but not in Social Services, per se.

“There is an area of about 2,000 square feet that was meant for future expansion or future use, and it’s kind of been used for storage, but a lot of that’s been moved out because it was for the construction here, so there’s enough room there,” he continued. “And that is located (at) 56-B SMI Way (in Farmville).”

The new Prince Edward County Department of Social Services building and SMI Way are located off of Industrial Park Road.

“At its November meeting, the board authorized a public hearing on an amendment to Section 42-32 of the county’s precinct ordinance for the relocation of (Voting) Precinct 502 to the county Social Services building,” Bartlett said.

County staff also amended the section by clarifying the locations of the polling places for each district in the county. The board meeting packet cited that “staff updated the 911 addresses for each polling place …”

Bartlett described those amendments as he and his staff “doing a little upkeep on some of the other districts to have a more up-to-date address placed in every one of them.”