One polling place that experienced overcrowding issues during last November’s election has been moved to a new location.
As the release below explains, voters who are assigned to vote at St. Michael’s Church on Merrimac Road are now being asked to vote at Kipps Elementary School on Prices Fork Road. The entire release can be viewed below.
This is a message from Blacksburg Alert, a public notification service of the Town of Blacksburg.
Blacksburg E-1 Precinct to Change for Elections and Voter Information
The Montgomery County Voter Registrar’s office would like to advise Blacksburg voters of a temporary precinct change and remind all voters to update their registration.
The E-1 Precinct at St. Michael’s Church on Merrimac Road will be temporarily moved to Kipps Elementary at 2801 Price’s Fork Road due to parking and convenience concerns. Voting will take place in the school cafeteria, which may be entered from the parking area.
New residents and others who have moved since the previous November election must notify the Registrar’s office to receive a new voter card and precinct information. This will save time and allow for easier access to polling places.
Residents may go to the library or post office to obtain a voter registration application or stop by the Voter Registrar’s office, <http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=755+Roanoke+Street,+Christiansburg&sll=37.229303,-80.487471&sspn=0.046881,0.077162&ie=UTF8&ll=37.131342,-80.393078&spn=0.012163,0.01929&z=16&iwloc=A>755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, Suite 1F, to fill out a change of address form. The forms may also be available at voter registration drives on college campuses.
The ballots will contain candidates for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Depending on residence, voters will also cast ballots for Blacksburg Town Council, Blacksburg Mayor, House of Delegates (12th or 7th District), Board of Supervisors and Montgomery County School Board.
Town of Christiansburg voters will have a question regarding a change of town elections from May to November. As with all constitutional voting, there will be a space for write-ins.
The last day to register or update your registration is October 5. If you are not able to vote in person, you may vote absentee. Absentee ballot applications are available on the Virginia State Board of Elections website (<http://www.sbe.virginia.gov) or can be picked up at the Voter Registrar’s office. If mailed to the Registrar, the absentee ballot must be received by October 27. In-person absentee voting will begin September 21 and will be available at the Registrar’s office until October 31.
To find polling places, candidate information, election results and more, visit <http://www.montgomerycountyva.gov/vote>www.MontgomeryCountyVA.gov/vote. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s office at 540-382-5741.
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