The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to retain three voting districts in the county following a public hearing held during Tuesday’s March board meeting. However, the board said it may revisit the issue at a later date.
County Attorney Andrea Erard explained at the beginning of the hearing that it was being held for the purpose of allowing the board to hear what residents thought about the idea of reducing the number of voting districts from three to two, and that if the board decided it would take such action, there would have to be “an actual public hearing.”
She also explained that the board was under no obligation to take any action on the matter. Because all county officials are elected at-large rather than by district, she said, there is no need to maintain an equivalent number of voters in each district.
Mathews Registrar Carla Faulkner explained further that, with General Assembly Senate and House of Delegates districts changing because of the 10-...
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