Hearing for voting precinct set

Published 12:12 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss a potential new voting place for the Reedy Creek voting precinct, a public notice from the county cited.

Supervisors, in September, voted in favor of holding a public hearing for a potential new location for Voting Precinct 501— Reedy Creek.

The location considered, according to county documents, is the Bethlehem Reformed Zion Union Apostolic Church (RZUA) on Reedy Creek Road.

The church’s restroom and kitchen facility would be more accommodating for staff on Election Day, Gee said during the September meeting.

The location is accessible for those with disabilities. A letter attached to the September board packet from Bethlehem RZUA Pastor the Rev. Pamela Simmons gave consent for the polling area to be established.

The potential change from the current voting location of the Lunenburg Tax Office was not able to take place before the November 2017 election, but would potentially be in effect the following year, Gee said previously .

According to a memo included in the meeting board packet, the county electoral board has searched for a new polling location for the district.

The new location is being considered in place of the Lunenburg County Tax Building on 11512 Courthouse Road.

The September board packet cites that while the time frame may be too short for a new polling place for the November 2017 election, additional amenities and lack of interference with other county business were listed as reasons to consider the move.

The public hearing will be held during the February Board of Supervisors meeting Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Lunenburg County Courthouse’s Genera