Mathews County, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Mathews County 7-14-1981; amended 8-27-1991 and 4-25-1995. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 44-1 Purpose.

The Constitution of Virginia and Title 15.2 and Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, require that the Board of Supervisors of Mathews County, Virginia, reapportion the representation of the governing body in said county to provide equal representation based on population according to the 1980 United States Decennial Census and to establish election districts, precincts, and polling places for each district or precinct so that they shall be composed, as nearly as practicable, of contiguous and compact areas with clearly defined and clearly observable boundaries.

§ 44-2 Statutory authority.

The establishment of an election district and precincts and polling places within the County of Mathews, Virginia, is made pursuant to the Constitution of Virginia and Title 15.2 and Title 24.2 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended.

§ 44-3 District established.

A. 
There shall be one election district within the County of Mathews which shall correspond to and be identical with the boundaries of the County of Mathews, Virginia.
B. 
The aforesaid election district and the boundaries thereof were duly established by the Board of Supervisors of Mathews County, Virginia, by resolution adopted June 9, 1981.

§ 44-4 Precinct names and location of polling places.

[Amended 9-25-2001]
The precincts for the election district and the polling places located therein shall be as follows:
Precinct
Polling Place
Chesapeake
Lee-Jackson Elementary School, Route 611, Mathews, Virginia
Westville
Thomas Hunter Intermediate School, Route 611, Mathews, Virginia
Piankatank
Mathews High School, Route 198, Mathews, Virginia

§ 44-5 Boundaries of precincts.

The boundaries of the precincts shall be as set forth in Section 3 of an ordinance titled "An Ordinance To Provide for Precincts, To Establish Boundary Lines of Precincts, To Name Each Precinct, and To Establish a Polling Place for Each Precinct in Mathews County, Virginia," adopted by the Mathews County Board of Supervisors on May 25, 1971, effective June 1, 1971, and are as follows:
Chesapeake Precinct: Beginning at a point in the center of Put-In Creek, thence in a straight line in an easterly direction, same being an extension of the boundary and the boundary line between the land of John Warren Cooke and Anne R. Cooke on the north and the land of Ethel Minter Parr on the south, to the center of State Highway Route No. 14; thence in a northerly direction along the center of State Highway No. 14 to its intersection with State Highway Route No. 611; thence in an easterly direction along the center of State Highway Route No. 611 and also in a southerly direction with said State Highway to its intersection with Garden Creek; thence in an easterly direction down the center of Garden Creek and through the center of the newly constructed Garden Creek canal to Chesapeake Bay; thence in a southerly direction with Chesapeake Bay to New Point Comfort; thence in a northwesterly direction up Mobjack Bay to the mouth of East River; thence in a northerly direction up the center of East River to the mouth of Put-In Creek; thence in a northerly direction along the center of Put-In Creek to the point of beginning.
Westville Precinct: Beginning in the center of State Highway Route No. 14 at the Gloucester County line; thence in an easterly direction along the center of State Highway Route No. 14 to its intersection with State Highway Route No. 198; thence in a southerly direction along the center of State Highway Route No. 198 and 14 to its intersection with State Highway Route No. 713; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center of State Highway Route No. 713 to State Highway Route No. 641; thence in a northerly direction along the northern right-of-way line of State Route No. 641 (Pine Hall Road); thence along the eastern boundary line of the land of Robert Stanley Ward to the center of a branch of Stutts Creek (see Plat Book No. 1, Page 55 for this particular line); thence along the center of said branch to Stutts Creek; thence in an easterly direction along the center of Stutts Creek to Milford Haven and through the Hole-in-the-Wall to Chesapeake Bay; east by Chesapeake Bay and the boundary line of the Chesapeake Magisterial District; southwesterly by Mobjack Bay; and west by North River and the boundary line between Mathews County and Gloucester County.
Piankatank Precinct: North by Piankatank River; east by Chesapeake Bay; south by the boundary line of the Westville Magisterial District; and west by the boundary line between Mathews County and Gloucester County.

§ 44-6 Map.

A map of the County of Mathews, prepared by the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation, Richmond, Virginia, and titled "General Highway Map," identifying the boundaries of Mathews County, is attached hereto and made a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The General Highway Map is on file in the office of the General Registrar.

§ 44-7 Central Absentee Voting Precinct.

[Added 7-26-2005; amended 7-24-2012]
A Central Absentee Voting Precinct (CAVP) for counting of absentee ballots for all elections shall be situated in the conference room immediately adjacent to the Voter Registration Office located in the County Administrative Building at 50 Brickbat Road (Route 1001) in Mathews County, Virginia.