Why are there only two precincts in each Election District? Could more be created?

There is no requirement that each Election District have two precincts, so more could be created. Generally, though, there is a manageable number of Registered Voters in each proposed precinct, with the exception of District 4, where, because we are using the Virginia House of Delegates District 56/57 border to divide the precincts, precinct 402 has over 3,000 Registered Voters. If there is an appropriate available polling place, precinct 402 could be split, creating three precincts in District 4. The General Registrar has asked about that possibility.

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1. What are the small shaded areas throughout the map?
2. Please explain what Census Blocks are, how they can be found on the Proposed Redistricting Map, and what information is available on the map about each Census Block?
3. Why are there only two precincts in each Election District? Could more be created?
4. Will the County’s Redistricting Map have to be submitted to and approved by the U.S. Department of Justice?
5. Will the County’s Redistricting Map have to be submitted to and approved by the Virginia Attorney General?
6. Under the Proposed Redistricting Map, which voters in Goochland County will be in Virginia House of Delegates District 57?
7. The Board of Supervisors directed staff not to consider incumbency in drawing the new local election districts. Are the members of the Board of Supervisors still located in their current districts und
8. If the Board of Supervisors members don’t still live in the district they represent, can they continue to serve as the Board representative for their district?
9. How will Goochland voters know their districts, precincts, and polling places after a new redistricting map is adopted?