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Election officials aim to limit precinct changes in 2022

Changes to Arlington voting precincts are inevitable in the coming year. But county election officials hope to use a scalpel, rather than a sledgehammer, in getting the job done. “Move as few voters as possible – that has been our...

Technology to put limits on ‘ranked-choice’ voting

Say Arlington leaders decide to move to a ranked-choice voting method for County Board races. And say that six people decide to make a run for office. Voters likely will only have the opportunity to “rank” their top three choices,...

Election officials gear up for precinct changes

Whenever the day comes – and for now that remains a work in progress – Arlington election officials say they will be ready to start re-drawing local precinct lines for elections in 2022 and beyond. But for now, local election...

Arlington sees plethora of applicants for polling-place posts

It’s the type of problem many election officials across the country would like to have – Arlington has too many people wanting to serve as poll officials in the upcoming election. Way, way too many. About 440 are needed and more...

Campaign signage gets early start in Arlington

If you think political signage has been sprouting earlier than usual on medians across Arlington, you’d be right. The reason? It’s due to how county zoning staff are interpreting the government’s sign ordinance. That ordinance allows political signs to appear in...

Election officials say they are ready for voters

Despite ongoing renovations to the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center, Arlington elected officials say they are ready to welcome the electorate once early voting begins Sept. 17. “We have been assured” by county officials of minimal disruptions during the 45...

Arlington Co. Board work session to focus on ranked-choice voting

Arlington County Board members next month will take a closer look at the proposal to impose ranked-choice voting on County Board elections. Board members have slated an Oct. 5 work session with election personnel to discuss the option, which has...

Electoral Board adopts rules for non-in-person participation

After more than a year gathering “virtually,” the Arlington Electoral Board is set to resume in-person meetings. But at the same time, the body has established guidelines for the times individual members cannot participate in person. Electoral Board members on...

Arlington voters coming back to in-person balloting

To borrow from an old saying, reports of the demise of voters queuing up and casting ballots on Election Day appear to have been greatly exaggerated. About two-thirds of Arlington voters casting ballots in the June 8 Democratic primary did...

Arlington election officials to give instant-runoff voting a test run

The first instant-runoff election conducted by Arlington election officials will occur next month. But it’ll be just a trial run. County elections chief Gretchen Reinemeyer told Electoral Board members on June 30 that she wanted to test out voting equipment...
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