Be prepared at the polls – All voters must provide an acceptable form of identification (ID) at the polls. Voters arriving to the polls without ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality's electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
Visit the Voter Registrar’s website for the complete list of acceptable IDs or call 757-253-6868.
Know where to go – For over 85 percent of County voters, the 2011 redistricting resulted in changes in polling places, election districts and representation on the Board of Supervisors and the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates. The Voter Registrar encourages all County voters to verify their registration information on the State Board of Elections website or by calling the Voter Registrar’s Office at 757-253-6868 well in advance of the Nov. 6 election.
For more information including directions to polling places and sample ballots, visit the Voter Registrar’s website.
Traffic safety program honored - The Police Department’s traffic safety program received first place in the 2011 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge and second place in the 2011 National Law Enforcement Challenge setting it apart as one of the top programs in Virginia and across the nation.
The evaluation considered the six areas that comprise a comprehensive program: policies and guidelines; training of officers; incentives and recognition; public information and education; enforcement; and an evaluation of the effectiveness of the agency’s efforts. The awards are given in categories based on the size of the law enforcement agency.
Attention seniors! – Hope to see you at the Senior Health Fair on Nov. 2 between 8:30 a.m. and noon at the James City County Recreation Center, 5301 Longhill Rd.
Learn about senior services available in the community and get your flu, tetanus and pneumonia shots as well as vision, hearing, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings. Also take advantage of information provided on nutrition, home health care, pharmacies, medical equipment, pet therapy, social and recreational services, and more.
Grab your skates – Ironbound Gym, Town Management and James City County are opening a synthetic ice skating rink in Sullivan Square behind Legacy Hall in New Town, 4301 New Town Ave.
The rink opens daily Nov. 23 through Jan.13. There are weekday, weekend and winter break hours. The rink is closed on Dec. 25. Skating is $7/person including skate rental or $5/person with your own skates. Season passes are also available for $50 and include skates. Visit the website or call 757-259-5360 for more information.
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