DeLand, FL – The county’s supervisor of elections is calling upon the council for approval to change the county’s voting precinct lines.
While it all sounds like a big change, it’s really standard fair according to Lisa Lewis, the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections.
Lewis says this is done yearly as cities around the county annex or unincorporate certain parts of Volusia. For example, if a voter lives in an unincorporated part of Volusia County near Daytona Beach, they cannot vote on city issues during municipal elections.
However, if the city were to annex their area and make it part of Daytona Beach, their precinct would have to be changed in order for them to be able to vote in city elections.
And that involves, as the agenda item says, “eliminating” precincts. But that’s all just part of the process.
“We have to put it because it does actually change the precinct,” said Lewis. “You essentially abolish the precinct and recreate it.”
Lewis is expected to go in front of the Volusia County Council at their regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow (October 15th).
You can also visit VolusiaElections.org for more information.