Chesterfield County adds five voting locations for all general and presidential primary elections

Chesterfield County

In this Sept. 8, 2020 photo, voting booths are kept socially distant at the Chesterfield, N.H. polling site. A majority of President Donald Trump’s supporters plan to cast their ballot on Election Day, while about half of Joe Biden’s backers plan to vote by mail. That’s according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that finds 54% of voters say they will vote before polls open on Nov. 3. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to amend the Code of the County Chesterfield to include five new satellite absentee voting locations for all general elections and presidential primary elections.

The voting locations include:

  • LaPrade Library, 9000 Hull Street Rd, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
  • Meadowdale Library, 4301 Meadowdale Blvd, North Chesterfield, VA 23234
  • North Courthouse Road Library, 325 Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23236
  • Ettrick-Matoaca Library 4501 River Road, South Chesterfield, VA 23803
  • Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112

According to the agenda item, “Following last year’s changes to state law allowing ‘no excuse’ absentee voting for every voter, there has been a large increase in the number of citizens voting with absentee ballots. Last year, in an effort to foster accessibility to absentee voting, the Board established four satellite absentee voting locations.”

LaPrade Library, Meadowdale Library, North Courthouse Road Library and Ettrick-Matoaca Library were first used as absentee voting locations in October of 2020.

Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey told 8News before the decision was handed down Wednesday evening that he was excited to see the county expanding its voting locations for residents.

The ordinance is effective immediately.

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