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File #: 23-0650    Name: Ordinance to make ACHS a polling place
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/5/2023 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/21/2023 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of an Ordinance to Permanently Move the Polling Place in the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Precinct to Alexandria City High School and Rename the Precinct accordingly. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Attachments: 1. 23-0650_Ordinance Cover, 2. 23-0650_Ordinance, 3. 23-0650_Exhibit 1 to Ordinance - Map of Election Districts, 4. 23-0650_Ord. No. 5473 -Final Signed Ordinance
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: JANUARY 3, 2023

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

THROUGH: JAMES F. PARAJON, CITY MANAGER /s/

FROM: KENDEL TAYLOR, INTERIM DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

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Public Hearing, Second Reading and Final Passage of an Ordinance to Permanently Move the Polling Place in the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Precinct to Alexandria City High School and Rename the Precinct accordingly. [ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of an ordinance to establish the Alexandria City High School as a polling place in lieu of Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and rename the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Precinct the Alexandria City High School Precinct with no changes to the precinct boundaries.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council pass on first reading and schedule for second reading, public hearing and final passage on Saturday, January 21, 2023, an ordinance (Attachment 1) to establish the Alexandria City High School as a polling place in lieu of the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center and rename the Chinquapin Park Recreation Center Precinct the Alexandria City High School Precinct.

BACKGROUND: The Alexandria Electoral Board, which is a bipartisan board comprised of three members who are appointed by the Alexandria Circuit Court for staggered three-year terms, is responsible for making recommendations to City Council concerning changes in precinct boundaries, polling places, and for establishing new precincts. City Council has the statutory authority to make these changes.

On October 14, 2022, the Alexandria Electoral Board voted unanimously to recommend relocating the Chinquapin polling place to Alexandria City High School, with no changes to the precinct boundaries. In making its recommendations to City Council, the Electoral Board was primar...

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