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File #: RES. 2021-R037    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/15/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/28/2021 Final action: 6/28/2021
Title: To approve the General Registrar to apply to the State Board of Elections for a waiver to administer certain precincts as split precincts for elections held in 2021.
Patrons: President Newbille
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 2021-R037
Title
To approve the General Registrar to apply to the State Board of Elections for a waiver to administer certain precincts as split precincts for elections held in 2021.
Body
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 24.2-307 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the precincts of counties and cities within the Commonwealth of Virginia "shall be wholly contained within a single congressional district, Senate district, House of Delegates district, and election district used for the election of one or more members of the governing body or school board for the county or city;" and
WHEREAS, section 24.2-307 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, also requires that, in each year ending in one, the governing body of each county and city within the Commonwealth of Virginia establish the boundaries of that county's or city's precincts to be consistent with the boundaries of any congressional district, Senate district, House of Delegates district, and local election district that was adopted by the appropriate authority by June 15 of that year; and
WHEREAS, section 24.2-307 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, further provides that if a governing body is unable to establish a precinct with the minimum number of registered voters without splitting the precinct between two or more congressional districts, Senate districts, House of Delegates districts, or local election districts, such governing body shall apply to the State Board of Elections for a waiver to administer a split precinct; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to section 24.2-307 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, "[i]f congressional districts, Senate districts, House of Delegates districts, or local election districts have not been adopted by the appropriate authority by June 15 of a year ending in one, the governing body [responsible for establishing precinct boundaries] may use the congressional districts, Senate districts, House of Delegates districts, or local election distric...

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