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City of Alexandria Holds Public Hearing on Moving Two Alexandria Polling Locations
June 11, 2009

News Highlights:

  • If adopted, proposed ordinance would move two polling locations, beginning with the November 2009 election

More Information: 

The Alexandria City Council will hold a public hearing at its meeting on Saturday, June 13, at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall, (301 King St.) to receive comments on a proposal to move  two Alexandria polling places beginning with the November 2009 General Election.

The proposed polling locations to be moved are:

  • St. Martin Center, 4650 Taney Ave., to Patrick Henry Recreation Center, 4643 Taney Ave.
  • Fire Department Headquarters, 900 Second St., to the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 905 Wythe St.

The move from St. Martin Center will re-establish the precinct in a public building, which is legally mandated where possible. St. Martin was used when City officials announced plans to renovate Patrick Henry Recreation Center. Those plans have since been put on hold.

The move from the Fire Department Headquarters will eliminate difficult polling conditions, including noise created by fire and rescue calls and election officers and voters enduring extreme heat in truck bays where voting is conducted during summer elections. 

For more information, contact Jennifer Harris, Communications Officer, Office of Communications, at 703.746.3961 or