POINT PLEASANT — Do you know your magisterial district? Do you know where to vote?
As reported last week, the Mason County Commission has approved voting precincts and magisterial districts in Mason County based on the latest U.S. Census and adjustments mandated by the West Virginia Legislature. Besides voters being aware of any precinct changes, potential candidates should be aware of their magisterial districts (and if they have changed) for filing purposes.
As previously reported, Mason County Clerk Diana Cromley said she and her staff are currently updating their election records to reflect the boundary modifications affecting the county’s precincts made as a result of the 2010 Census and the adjustments mandated by the West Virginia Legislature.
According to Cromley, the following areas may be affected as a result of the boundary adjustments:
Area 1: Roseberry Lane and the westerly end of Parrish Avenue. Both areas being outside of the city limits of Point Pleasant.
Area 2: Across from and adjacent to Village Pizza Inn in Point Pleasant.
Area 3: Route 2 past Krodel Park from Point Pleasant city limits to Jericho Road and Both sides of Jericho Road westerly to Point Pleasant City Limits.
Area 4: Beginning at the north side of Route 2 at a point near Hickory Chapel Church to the Lewis/Cooper District line and areas between including parts of Eckard Chapel Road, Rosetta Lynn Drive, Oshel Road, Ridge Road and Poplar Heights Subdivision.
Area 5: Parts of Bethel Road Country Club Road & Robinson Creek Road.
As for the Commission’s resolution approving the magisterial district boundary lines, precinct boundary lines, committee district precincts and precinct numbers and locations, it reads as follows:
Magisterial District 1, precincts 24-29; Committee District 1, precincts 27, 28, 29; Committee District 2, precincts 24, 25, 26.
Magisterial District II, precincts 10, 19-23, 30; Committee District 3, precincts 19, 20, 21, 23; Committee District 4, precincts 10, 22, 30.
Magisterial District III, precincts, 1-9, 11, 12; Committee District 5, precincts 5-9; Committee District 6, precincts 1-4, 11-12.
Magisterial District IV, precincts 13-18; Committee District 7, precincts 13, 14, 18; Committee District 8, precincts 15-17.
In regards to precinct numbers and polling locations:
Precincts 28 and part of 27, Mason County Courthouse, ground floor; 26 and 27, Main Street Baptist Church; parts of 25, 26, 27, Point Pleasant Primary School, cafeteria; parts of 23, 24, 25, 26, PPPS, gymnasium; parts of 23, 24, 25, Point Pleasant Intermediate School, gymnasium; parts of 23, 24, PPIS, gymnasium; 19, PPIS, cafeteria; 20, plus part of 21, PPIS, cafeteria; parts of 18, 21, 22, Krodel Park Clubhouse; parts of 18, 22, Roosevelt Grade School; 29, Henderson Community Building; 31, Southside Community Center; 30, parts of 33, 34, Beale Grade School; parts of 33, 34, Beale Grade School; 36, 37, Ashton Elementary; 38, Hannan Public Library; 35, Ashton Elementary School; 32, Southside Community Center; 17, Healthcare of Leon-Buffalo; 20, 15, Leon Grade School; 16, Leon-Baden Community Building; 14, Flatrock Fire Department; 11, Letart Community Building; 8, 13, Bachtel UM Church; 7, 9, New Haven UM Church; 6, Hartford Community Building; 4, Faith Baptist Church; 2, 3, 5, Wahama High School, cafeteria; 1, part of 10, W.Va. State Farm Museum; 12, part of 10, Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School.
The County Clerk’s Office was to begin sending letters to all voters regarding the adjustments in their voting districts as early as Dec. 27, Cromley said.
Voters who have not updated their voter registration records to reflect their new 911 assigned addresses may experience a delay in receiving their letter. These voters are encouraged to contact the county clerk’s office (304-675-1997) as soon as possible to ensure they receive their letter in a timely manner.