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Goochland County has begun the process to notify approximately 843 voters affected by a recent boundary line adjustment in District 4 between the Centerville precinct (402) and the Shallow Well precinct (401).
The Goochland County Board of Supervisors, following a public hearing on January 2nd, 2019, adjusted the Centerville (402) and Shallow Well (401) election precinct boundary line. The boundary line now aligns with Manakin Road. Previously it aligned with Three Chopt, Broad Street, and Shallow Well Roads. The area that is now part of the Shallow Well (401) voting precinct is shown in the map below and is also available here.
The Goochland County Electoral Board and General Registrar requested the adjustment to better balance the number of voters in each precinct.
“The whole purpose in adjusting the boundary was to absorb anticipated population growth in the Centerville precinct without erosion of voter services,” remarked Ryan Mulligan, General Registrar and Director of Elections for Goochland County. “In short we are proactively trying to prevent long lines from occurring in the upcoming elections while planning for future growth.”
Affected voters will receive new voter information notices in the mail over the next couple weeks. All affected voters should receive the notice by early May. Citizens with questions about this boundary adjustment can contact the Registrar’s Office at (804) 556-5803.
Voters in both precincts will continue to be represented by their same school board representative, member of the board of supervisors, state delegate and senator, and representative to Congress.
The Shallow Well Precinct is located at Grace Chinese Baptist Church, 850 Broad Street Road, Manakin-Sabot and the Centerville Precinct is located at St Matthews United Methodist Church, 1706 St. Matthews Lane, Richmond.
The amendment to the precinct boundaries had to be adopted before February 1, 2019. Due to the upcoming 2020 census, no election boundaries are permitted to be revised, pursuant to state law, between February 1, 2019 and May 15, 2021 when new election boundaries may be adopted based on the 2020 census data.
Citizens with questions about this boundary adjustment can contact the Registrar’s Office at (804) 556-5803.