Registrar Kimberly Cloud said she received word from Richmond on Wednesday that updated voter registration cards are ready to be sent to citizens in Carroll County. Contained on those cards are voters’ new House of Delegates district, State Senate district and local information, such as Board of Supervisors and School Board district and what precinct within those districts.
“It will have the polling place. Everyone needs to check it for their polling place,” Cloud said. “If it’s one of the schools, it will have the address, or if it’s one of the Ruritan buildings in Sylvatus or the rescue squad building, it will state that as well.”
While so far, calls to the voter registration office have been light, Cloud said she expects that to change once people start noticing the information on their cards.
“I think when the cards start coming out, people will say hey, what’s going on?” Cloud said. ” With all the candidates we have, they’re getting the word out, especially in the area around Fancy Gap that changed.”
Cloud said many cards will be returned back to the voter registration office simply because people don’t think to update that information when they move. Voters who don’t receive a card by mid-October should call the office at 730-3035.
“People remember to get the power bill switched and the telephone bills and cable, but they don’t think about us,” Cloud said.
One point that Cloud was sure to make was voters will no longer be casting ballots at VFW Post 1115 on Election Day. Those voters will be sent to different precincts in November. Cloud said she expects to have an official set up at the VFW to send those voters elsewhere.
“The Supervisors did away with the VFW precinct. That’s the only precinct that’s gone. They took those people and split them,” Cloud said. “Half are now going to Woodlawn and Pipers Gap and the other half are going to the high school and Laurel Fork. We hope to have somebody at the VFW in November because people will go and they’ll be able to direct them to the correct location.”