Some on Eastern Shore have new polling places

ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (Delmarva Now) -- Some Accomack County voters will cast ballots at new polling places in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.

In addition to the U.S. Presidential election and other items on the ballot, residents of three Accomack towns and one town in Northampton will vote for town officials the same day.

In Accomack County, voters also will elect a Commonwealth's Attorney, after Gary Agar, the longtime holder of that office, retired in September. Candidates for that office are Matthew C. Brenner, Carl H. Bundick and J. Spencer Morgan III.

Also on the ballot is the 2nd District U. S. House of Representatives seat, with Democrat Shaun D. Brown facing Republican Scott W. Taylor.

Additionally, two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution are on the ballot: Article I, Bill of Rights, Section 11-A is a “Right to Work” question and Article X. taxation & finance Section 6-B is about property tax exemptions for spouses of certain emergency services providers.

Polls open on Election Day at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

NEW POLLING PLACES

The Accomack County Board of Supervisors earlier this year voted to change polling locations in Electoral Districts 3 and 7, said Accomack County Voter Registrar Patricia White.

In District 3, what used to be called Oak Hall precinct is now New Church precinct and the polling location has been moved from Arcadia High School to the New Church Fire and Rescue Company.

The address for the new polling place is 4264 Firehouse St. in New Church.

Additionally, two polling locations in District 7 have been consolidated into one, called Nandua precinct.

Voters who used to cast their ballots in Onancock and Onley now will vote at Nandua Middle School.

The address is 20330 Warrior Drive in Onley.

Voters who live in those districts should have received letters about the changes, but some letters were returned to the registrar's office marked not deliverable.

If someone lives in those districts and has not received a letter about the polling place changes, he or she should contact the registrar's office by Monday, Oct. 17 — the last day to make any changes to a voter's record.

Monday by 5 p.m. also is the last day to register to vote in the election.

The last day to mail out absentee ballots is Nov. 1 and the last day to vote absentee in person is Saturday, Nov. 5, when the registrar's offices will be open 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. — the same operating hours as on weekdays.

All other Accomack County voters will vote in the same locations as in the past.

In Northampton County, no changes have been made to polling locations.

Northampton County Registrar Terry Flynn reminded voters to bring a form of photo identification with them to the polls on Election Day.

TOWN ELECTIONS

Nassawadox in Northampton County will hold its election for mayor and town council. There is no declared candidate for mayor on the ballot, so voters will write in their choice for mayor. On the ballot as candidates for town council are: Terry Teresa Custis, John W. Hallett, Sr., Claude F. Jones, Lisa P. McDonald, Drury M. Stith and Patricia S. Stith.

Three towns in Accomack County — Bloxom, Melfa and Painter — will be conducting their town elections.

Scott Callendar is on the ballot as the mayoral candidate in Bloxom, along with town council candidates Thomas W. Beasley, Samuel H. Bloxom Jr., Peter G. Bourbeau II, Christopher F. Kreisl and Jenny K. Kreisl.

In Melfa, Denise D. Bendick is on the ballot in the mayoral race, along with town council candidates Nancy L. Crockett, Brian B. Langley, Daniel F. Macca, David A. Peffer and James Robert Wilson.

On the ballot in Painter is mayoral candidate Connie Widgeon Campbell and town council candidates Barry C. Frey, Eric T. Harris, Stephen J. Hearne, Kim Randell Savage, Jimmy N. Sturgis and Thomas L. Willet.


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