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Thousands of Albemarle County Voters to See Changes in Voting Precincts

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Albemarle County made changes to some of its precincts Albemarle County made changes to some of its precincts
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Fifteen thousand voters in Albemarle County will be affected by some changes come Election Day.

The county added several new voting precincts and moved two of them, and those changes will play out for the first time when people head to the polls in a few weeks.

Albemarle County has also split some precincts, like Cale, Brownsville, and Free Bridge.

Half of those voters will move elsewhere.

“They were all getting really big in terms of number of registered voters in the precinct and that made it more and more difficult to run the precincts efficiently,” Jake Washburne, Albemarle County's general registrar of voters, said. “It increased the length of the lines. So, we thought that we really needed to split them in half."

Washburne encourages people to check their voting location prior to Election Day, which you can do by calling the Albemarle County Office Building or checking online.

The last day to register in order to be eligible to vote in the upcoming election is October 15.

Election Day is November 6.