F.C. Council: Initial OK to Reducing Precincts

The Falls Church City Council, by a 4-2 vote Monday night, gave a preliminary OK to the plan by the City’s Electoral Board and its voter registrar to reorganize the voting precinct arrangement in the City, reducing the number of polling places from five to three, as discussed and reported at earlier Council sessions.

The final approval of the new arrangement, which would effectively change the voting location for half of the City’s residents, will not be sought before this November’s general election on Nov. 8, however, such that its first application will be in presidential primary of early March 2012. The electoral board noted that this November’s election will maintain the current polling locations and will be used, as such, to provide educational information about the change to voters. The vote was 4-2, with Baroukh and Council member Robin Gardner voting no. Vice Mayor David Snyder was not present.