ORANGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA

CODE OF ORDINANCES

 
112 W. Main Street
Orange, Virginia 22960

Chapter 22 - Elections

Sec. 22-1. - Central absentee voter election precinct.

(a) Established; purpose. A central absentee voter election precinct is hereby established for the purpose of receiving, counting and recording all absentee ballots properly cast in all general elections excluding primaries within Orange County.

(b) Location. The central absentee voter election precinct shall be located near the Registrar's Office on the second floor of the Sedwick Building, 146 Madison Road, Orange, Virginia 22960.

(c) Officials. The electoral board shall determine the number of election officials for the central absentee voter election precinct, which shall be at least three.

(d) Procedure. The central absentee voter election precinct shall process all ballots and applications for absentee ballots in accordance with procedures set forth in Code of Virginia, § 24.2-712, and all other federal and state laws governing the receipt, count or recordation of absentee ballots.

(e) Security. The security of all marked and unmarked ballots under the control of the central absentee voter election precinct shall be the responsibility of the secretary of the electoral board and the secretary shall account for all such marked or unmarked ballots.

(f) Optional hours of operation. The central absentee voter precinct may open after 6:00 a.m. and at any time before noon on the day of the election provided that the office of the general registrar will be open for the receipt of absentee ballots until the central absentee voter precinct is open, and that the officers of election for the central absentee voter precinct obtain the absentee ballots returned to the general registrar's office for the purpose of counting the absentee ballots at the central absentee voter precinct.

(Ord. of 5-9-06; Ord. No. 6-10-2008(1))


Secs. 22-2--22-30. - Reserved.

 

Sec. 22-31. - Establishment; magisterial district lines to remain the same as election districts.

Representation on the board of supervisors shall be by election districts. Existing magisterial districts in the county and the election boundaries shall remain the same as provided by § 15.2-1211, VA Code Ann.

(Ord. of 5-20-1991, § 3; Ord. of 4-26-2011)


Sec. 22-32. - Number and name of election districts.

The county shall be divided into five election districts as follows:

(1) Election district one.

(2) Election district two.

(3) Election district three.

(4) Election district four.

(5) Election district five.

(Ord. of 5-20-1991, § 4)


Sec. 22-33. - Establishment of and names of voting precincts.

In each election district there is hereby established the following voting precincts:

Election district one:

Election district one west precinct

Election district one east precinct

Election district two:

Election district two west precinct

Election district two east precinct

Election district three:

Election district three west precinct

Election district three east precinct ;b1; Election district four:

Election district four west precinct

Election district four east precinct ;b1; Election district five:

Election district five north precinct

Election district five south precinct

(Ord. of 5-14-1991, § 2; Ord. of 7-11-1995, § 2; Ord. of 6-28-2005; Ord. of ; Ord. of 4-26-2011)

 

Sec. 22-34. - Election district populations.

The population of each election district established by this article, as determined by the 2011 Decennial Census, is as follows:

Election district one: 6730

Election district two: 6665

Election district three: 6602

Election district four: 6621

Election district five: 6862

(Ord. of 5-20-1991, § 5; Ord. of 4-26-2011)

 

Sec. 22-35. - Description of boundaries of precincts.

The boundaries of the precincts are as follows:

District one west precinct:

Beginning at point where James Madison Highway (Route 15) crosses the Rapidan River; thence southerly along James Madison Highway to the present corporate limits of the Town of Orange; thence along the westerly and southerly present corporate limits of the Town of Orange to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence westerly along Constitution Highway to Dolley Madison Road (Route 675); thence southerly to the East Gate Road; thence southwesterly to the West Gate Road (private); thence southwesterly along West Gate Road to Chicken Mountain Road (Route 639); thence northwesterly on Chicken Mountain Road to Jacksontown Road (Route 655); thence southerly along Jacksontown Road to Blue Ridge Highway (Route 231); thence southeasterly along Blue Ridge Highway to Lovers Lane (Route 646); thence southerly along Lovers Lane to the point it crosses the Orange Louisa County line; thence westerly with the Orange County and Louisa County boundary and the Orange County and Albemarle County line to the Greene County line; thence northerly along the Orange County and Greene County boundary to the Rapidan River; thence easterly along the Rapidan River to the beginning.

District one east precinct:

Beginning at the point where Mountain Run crosses the Orange County and Louisa County boundary; thence northwesterly with Mountain Run to the point it crosses under Cox Mill Road (Route 643); thence northerly along Cox Mill Road to Mountain Track Road (Route 638); thence northwesterly along Mountain Track Road to Old Gordonsville Road (Route 647); thence southwesterly along Old Gordonsville Road to the point it crosses Poorhouse Run; thence northwesterly along Poorhouse Run to the point it crosses under James Madison Highway (Route 15); thence northeasterly along James Madison Highway to the present corporate limits of the Town of Orange; thence along the westerly present corporate limits of the Town of Orange to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence westerly along Constitution Highway to Dolley Madison Road (Route 675); thence southerly to the East Gate Road; thence southwesterly to the West Gate Road (private); thence southwesterly along West Gate Road to Chicken Mountain Road (Route 639); thence northwesterly on Chicken Mountain Road to Jacksontown Road (Route 655); thence southerly along Jacksontown Road to Blue Ridge Highway (Route 231); thence southeasterly along Blue Ridge Highway to Lovers Lane (Route 646); thence southerly along Lovers Lane to the point it crosses the Orange Louisa County line; thence easterly with the Orange County and Louisa County boundary to the beginning.

District two west precinct:

Beginning at the point where Mountain Run crosses the Orange County and Louisa County boundary; thence northwesterly with Mountain Run to the point it crosses under Cox Mill Road (Route 643); thence northerly along Cox Mill Road to Mountain Track Road (Route 638); thence northwesterly along Mountain Track Road to Old Gordonsville Road (Route 647); thence northerly along Old Gordonsville Road to the present corporate limits of the Town of Orange; thence along the southerly present corporate limits of the Town of Orange to Constitution Highway to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence easterly along Constitution Highway to Zachary Taylor Highway (Route 522); thence southerly along Zachary Taylor Highway to the point it crosses the Orange Spotsylvania County line; thence westerly along the Orange Spotsylvania County boundary and the Orange Louisa County boundary to the beginning.

District two east precinct:

Beginning at the point where Zachary Taylor Highway (Route 522) crosses the Spotsylvania County line; thence northerly along Zachary Taylor Highway to Pine Stake Road (Route 621); thence southeasterly along Pine Stake Road to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence westerly along Constitution Highway to Independence Road (Route 650); thence southerly along Independence Road to Tower Road (Route 624); thence southerly along Tower Road to Horsepen Road (Route 734); thence southerly and easterly along Horsepen Road to the point it crosses over Horsepen Branch; thence southerly with Horsepen Branch to the point it crosses under Sunnyside Road (Route 619); thence easterly along Sunnyside Road to St. Just Road (Route 692); thence northerly along St. Just Road to Mine Run Road (Route 621); thence easterly along Mine Run Road to the point it crosses the Orange Spotsylvania County line; thence southwesterly with the Orange County and Spotsylvania County boundary to the beginning.

District three west precinct:

Beginning at the point where James Madison Highway (Route 15) crosses the Rapidan River; thence southerly along James Madison Highway to the present corporate limits of the Town of Orange; thence along the westerly and southerly present corporate limits of the Town of Orange to James Madison Highway (Route 15); thence southwesterly along James Madison Highway to the point it crosses over Poorhouse Run; thence southeasterly with Poorhouse Run to the point it crosses under Old Gordonsville Road (Route 647); thence northerly along Old Gordonsville Road to the present corporate limits of the Town of Orange; thence along the southerly present corporate limits of the Town of Orange to Constitution Highway to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence easterly along Constitution Highway to Mount Sharon Road (Route 600); thence northwesterly along Mount Sharon Road to Rapidan Road (Route 615); thence northerly along Rapidan Road to the point where it crosses the Rapidan River; thence southwesterly along the Rapidan River to the beginning.

District three east precinct:

Beginning at the point where Rapidan Road (Route 615) crosses the Rapidan River; thence southerly along Rapidan Road to Mount Sharon Road (Route 600); thence southeasterly along Mount Sharon Road to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence easterly along Constitution Highway to Zachary Taylor Highway (Route 522); thence northerly along Zachary Taylor Highway to Pine Stake Road (Route 621); thence southeasterly along Pine Stake Road to Black Walnut Run Road (Route 602); thence northeasterly along Black Walnut Run Road to Old Office Road (Route 622); thence northerly along Old Office Road to Muster Field Road (Route 672); thence northeasterly along Muster Field Road to Raccoon Ford Road (Route 611); thence northwesterly along Raccoon Ford Road to the point where it crosses Mountain Run; thence northeasterly with Mountain Run to the Rapidan River; thence westerly with the Rapidan River to the beginning.

District four west precinct:

Beginning at the point where Mine Run Road (Route 621) crosses the Spotsylvania County line; thence westerly along Mine Run Road to St. Just Road (Route 692); thence southerly along St. Just Road to Sunnyside Road (Route 619); thence westerly along Sunnyside Road to the point it crosses over Horsepen Branch; thence northerly with Horsepen Branch to the point it crosses under Horsepen Road (Route 734); thence westerly and northerly along Horsepen Road to Tower Road (Route 624); thence northerly along Tower Road to Independence Road (Route 650); thence northerly along Independence Road to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence easterly along Constitution Highway to Pine Stake Road (Route 621); thence northwesterly along Pine Stake Road to Black Walnut Run Road (Route 602); thence northeasterly along Black Walnut Run Road to Old Office Road (Route 622); thence northerly along Old Office Road to Muster Field Road (Route 672); thence northeasterly along Muster Field Road to Raccoon Ford Road (Route 611); thence northwesterly along Raccoon Ford Road to the point where it crosses Mountain Run;] thence northeasterly with Mountain Run to the Rapidan River; thence easterly with the Rapidan River to Russell Run; thence southwesterly with Russell Run to the point it crosses under Indiantown Road (Route 603); thence southerly along Indiantown Road to Governor Almond Road (Route 614); thence southwesterly along Governor Almond Road to Zoar Road (Route 611); thence southerly along Zoar Road to Gold Dale Road (Route 611); thence southeasterly along Gold Dale Road to Parker Road (Route 611); thence southeasterly along Parker Road to the Orange Spotsylvania County line; thence southwesterly along the Orange Spotsylvania County line to the beginning.

District four east precinct:

Beginning at the point where Germanna Highway (Route 3) crosses the Spotsylvania County line; thence northeasterly along Wilderness Run to the Rapidan River; thence northwesterly along the Rapidan River to Russell Run; thence southwesterly along Russell Run to the point it crosses under Indiantown Road (Route 603); thence southerly along Indiantown Road to Governor Almond Road (Route 614); thence southwesterly along Governor Almond Road to Zoar Road (Route 611); thence southerly along Zoar Road to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence easterly along Constitution Highway to Flat Run Road (Route 601); thence northerly along Flat Run Road to Back Gate Lane (private); thence easterly along Back Gate Lane to Lakeview Parkway; thence northeasterly along Lakeview Parkway to Fairfax Lane; thence northwesterly along Fairfax Lane to Yorktown Boulevard; thence northeasterly along Yorktown Boulevard to Liberty Boulevard; thence northeasterly along Liberty Boulevard to Seven Pines Drive; thence northeasterly along Seven Pines Drive to Yorktown Boulevard; thence northeasterly along Yorktown Boulevard to Lakeview Parkway; thence easterly along Lakeview Parkway to the point it crosses over Flat Run; thence northeasterly with Flat Run to the point it crosses under Germanna Highway (Route 3); thence southeasterly along Germanna Highway to the beginning.

District five south precinct:

Beginning at the point where Germanna Highway (Route 3) crosses the Spotsylvania County line; thence southwesterly along the Orange Spotsylvania County line to Parker Road (Route 611); thence northwesterly along Parker Road to Gold Dale Road (Route 611); thence northwesterly along Gold Dale Road to Constitution Highway (Route 20); thence easterly along Constitution Highway to Flat Run Road (Route 601); thence northerly along Flat Run Road to Back Gate Lane (private); thence easterly along Back Gate Lane to Lakeview Parkway; thence easterly and northerly along Lakeview Parkway to Lake of the Woods Way (private); thence easterly along Lake of the Woods Way to Germanna Highway (Route 3); thence southeasterly to the beginning.

District five north precinct:

Beginning at a point at the intersection of Germanna Highway (Route 3) and Lake of the Woods Way (private); thence westerly along Lake of the Woods Way to Lakeview Parkway; thence southerly and westerly along Lakeview Parkway to Back Gate Lane (private); thence northeasterly along Lakeview Parkway to Fairfax Lane; thence northwesterly along Fairfax Lane to Yorktown Boulevard; thence northeasterly along Yorktown Boulevard to Liberty Boulevard; thence northeasterly along Liberty Boulevard to Seven Pines Drive; thence northeasterly along Seven Pines Drive to Yorktown Boulevard; thence northeasterly along Yorktown Boulevard to Lakeview Parkway; thence easterly along Lakeview Parkway to the point it crosses over Flat Run; thence northeasterly with Flat Run to the point it crosses under Germanna Highway (Route 3); thence southeasterly along Germanna Highway to the beginning.

(Ord. of 5-14-1991, § 4; Ord. of 5-20-1991, § 6; Ord. of 7-11-1995, § 3; Ord. of 6-28-2005; Ord. of 4-26-2011)


Sec. 22-36. - Establishment of polling places.

There is hereby established for voting precincts the following polling places:

Election district one west precinct

Barboursville Fire House, 5251 Spotswood Trail

[Route 33], Barboursville, VA 22923


Election district one east precinct

Gordonsville Fire House, 301 East Baker Street

Gordonsville, VA 22942

Election district two west precinct

Lightfoot Elementary School, 11360 Zachary Taylor Highway

Unionville, Virginia 22567

Election district two east precinct

Mine Run Fire Department, 31077 Old Plank Roade

Mine Run, VA 22508

Election district three west precinct

Prospect Heights Middle School, 202 Dailey Drive

Orange, Virginia 22960

Election district three east precinct

Unionville Elementary School, 10285 Zachary Taylor Highwaye

Unionville, VA 22567

Election district four west precinct

Locust Grove Elementary School, 31230 Constitution Highway

Locust Grove, VA 22508

Election district four east precinct

Locust Grove Middle School, 6368 Flat Run Road

Locust Grove, VA 22508

Election district five north precinct

Lake of the Woods Community Center, 110 Sweetbriar Park Road

Locust Grove, VA 22508

Election district five south precinct

Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, 205 Lake of the Woods Parkway

Locust Grove, VA 22508

(Ord. of 7-11-1994, § 4; Ord. of 6-8-1999; Ord. of 6-28-2005; Ord. of 6-10-2008(2); Ord. of 4-26-2011)


Sec. 22-37. - Notice.

Notice shall be given according to law to all registered voters whose precinct or polling place has been changed by the provisions of any ordinance.

(Ord. of 5-14-1991, § 5)

 

Sec. 22-38. - Repeal of prior ordinances.

All ordinances contrary to the provisions of this article, including the ordinance adopted August 11, 1981, are repealed effective June 1, 1991.

(Ord. of 5-14-1991, § 6)


Sec. 22-39. - Number of supervisors.

(a) Election. One supervisor shall be elected from each election district created by this article.

(b) Terms. Beginning with the election of members of the board of supervisors in November, 2003, two members of the board shall be elected for a term of two years, and three members shall be elected for a term of four years. In all elections thereafter, all successful candidates shall be elected for terms of four years.

(Ord. of 5-20-1991, § 7; Ord. of 1-14-2003)


Sec. 22-40. - Election districts to constitute school districts.

The election districts established by this article shall also constitute school districts as prescribed by Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1211.

(Ord. of 5-20-1991, § 8)