Commissioner of Elections Webinar on Mis-Assigned Voters

August 10, 2018

Commissioner of Elections Chris Piper presented information on the issue of potentially mis-assigned voters in a July 30 webinar hosted by VACo. Commissioner Piper discussed efforts at the Department of Elections to identify voters who may have been mis-assigned, as well as the potential complications that may result from situations where a house straddles a boundary line or other “edge cases.” An initial review of Congressional district assignments was completed by the Department earlier this year, and the Commissioner indicated that the Department’s review of state House and Senate districts was being transmitted to general registrars last week. The Commissioner advised members of local governing bodies to discuss the issue with their general registrars and legal counsel. VACo will continue to work with the Administration and legislature on potential solutions to this issue.

A recording of the webinar is available on VACo’s YouTube channel.

VACo Contact: Katie Boyle

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