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Department of Justice approves Gloucester’s redistricting plan

The United States Department of Justice notified Gloucester County on June 29 that its redistricting proposal has been approved. This will mean some changes for voters, not only for the upcoming Nov. 8 general election, but also for the Aug. 23 Republican primary.

Carole Gates, Gloucester’s voter registrar, said new voter cards will be sent out to all registered voters in the county before the primary, notifying each voter of his or her precinct and polling place.

The redistricting plan includes several precinct changes, according to Gates. Starting at the north end of the county and working south, she said the Harcum precinct, with the polling place formerly at the Piankatank Community League, will now be at Ebenezer Baptist Church. The Salem precinct will remain the same, continuing at Petsworth Elementary School. The Bethel precinct name has been changed to Peasley and the polling place will remain at Peasley Middle School.

Court House-area precincts will remain the sa...

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