CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — With less than a week before the June Primary, local election officials are getting ready. In order to avoid long lines at the polls, especially after last November when polls were forced to stay open until 10 p.m., Chesterfield has split five or six precincts ahead of the primary.
All 140 seats in Virginia’s State Capitol will be voted on in November, however, not every party is having a primary next Tuesday. Elections officials in Chesterfield told 8News that local voters need to be aware of certain details before heading to the polls.
‘”To make sure that their precinct has not changed or that their house of delegates district has not changed because we had a court order house of delegates redistricting this year so house districts have changed,” Chesterfield County’s General Registrar Constance Tyler said.
Eleven districts were ruled unconstitutional by a judge last year because the districts were drawn in a way that split up voters by race.
Voters will head to polls on June 11 for the primary.