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Board approves adjustment to district lines

Gloucester supervisors unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday night to modify the boundary lines of the Petsworth, Abingdon, Ware and York magisterial districts, and to move the White Marsh polling location from Bethel Elementary to Page Middle School.

The redistricting was brought on by 2020 Census data which saw the populations of the Petsworth and York districts fall outside of the parameters to be considered evenly populated. The York district was too populated, while Petworth, despite its size, was underpopulated.

The public hearing saw one Gloucester resident comment. Howard Mowry expressed his support for the redistricting as it was mandatory by Virginia law.

Acting County Administrator Carol Steele said Gloucester residents living in the changed areas will be informed of their either new magisterial district or polling place.

The subject of a second public hearing held during the meeting was also unanimously approved by the board. The hearing was to consider 0.3...

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