Northumberland supervisors move voter registration office

Megan Schiffres

by Megan Schiffres

HEATHSVILLE—Pending approval by the leaser, the Northumberland voter registration office will be temporarily moved to accommodate early voting in the upcoming General Primary Election.

“Under normal conditions the courthouse would be open and anyone who wants to vote absentee in person just walks into the registrar’s office, fills out the form, gets checked in and votes. The registrar’s office is now closed because the courthouse is closed,” said electoral board secretary Joe Schlatter.

Board members voted unanimously, 5-0, to enter a one-year lease temporarily moving the county registrar into a former veterinarian office at 45 Back Street, Heathsville, for $2,000 a month. Members Ronald Jett, Thomas Tomlin, Jim Long, Jim Brann and Richard Haynie voted in favor of pursuing the lease during a regular meeting of the board on Thursday, April 16.

The new site will allow the registrar’s office to enforce social distancing…

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