LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Ahead of Tuesday's general election, Lynchburg's Registrar's Office is keeping voters up to date when it comes to a previous miscommunication regarding polling locations.
The office said a data transfer error in the City’s GIS system in October has caused a miscommunication regarding polling locations in precincts IV-1 and IV-2.
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This impacted approximately 400 voters on certain streets within those precincts. The voters affected were those with addresses at:
These voters were notified by an October 19 mailing from the Registrar’s office that their polling place (St. Thomas More Catholic Church and Sandusky Middle School), as determined by the city GIS system, had changed, when in fact it had not.
The error was discovered and corrected and the Registrar’s office notified those voters by an October 27 mailing of their proper (and previous) voting location.
The office said the state forms used to provide this notice unfortunately did not allow editing in order to explain what had happened.
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The City’s GIS records have been updated and the State Board of Elections has been notified. All redistricting data sent to the state is correct.
If any affected voters have questions or want to confirm their voting location, they should contact the Registrar’s office at (434) 477-5999.