Prince George BOS Sets Public Hearing To Discuss Precinct Transfer

The Prince George Board of Supervisors has called a special meeting to hold a public hearing on the possible transfer of a voting precinct for the upcoming General Election.

A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 1 in the Boardroom to receive comments on a proposal to transfer the voting precinct at the County Courthouse to Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church located on 6300 Courthouse Road. This is in District 2.

The BOS heard a proposal from Registrar Allan Richeson at its August 11 worksession on moving the precinct. It is in large part for security reasons, Richeson said. That was confirmed by Sheriff Bucky Allin who explained the difficulties of having voting activities in the Courthouse while it is open for business, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prince George Electoral Board oversees elections in the County.

After hearing the remarks, the BOS set the public hearing for September 1. Citizens may comment in person or via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/5053851421?pwd=V2pjSHFneFRLUUE2bjNqQnR3emZoUT09

In order to make the transfer to change the voting precinct, the BOS is mandated by State Code to make a decision no later than 30 days before the General Election. Notification will be given to each registered voter at the precinct if the transfer is approved.

Another important date is September 19 when Absentee Voting begins for the General Election. Voters can request a ballot be mailed to them by contacting the Registrar’s Office by October 23, or vote in-person during normal business hours through October 31.

The last day to register to vote in the General Election is October 13.