WORK SESSION AGENDA REQUEST

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District                        July 15, 2002

Department, Organization                                                                 Board of Supervisors

Or Person Making Request                                                                        Meeting Date

Anthony I. Hooper                                                                     County Administration

Staff Lead                                                                                            Department

TOPIC:                      

Voting Precincts Locations and ADA Compliance Issues

TOPIC DESCRIPTION:

Recently, the County staff, with valuable assistance from Tom Reese, completed a review of the eighteen (18) voting precincts to determine if there were actions that could be taken to remove barriers and improve accessibility.  Currently, the eighteen (18) locations are comprised of: five (5) buildings owned by civic associations, five (5) churches, four (4) public schools, one (1) county office building, one (1) public utility office, one (1) community center, and the Armory.

The results of the survey were transmitted to the Electoral Board and the Electoral Board has prepared the attached report recommending changes in four (4) locations.  Improvements would be planned to remove barriers at other locations.  In instances where non-public facilities are utilized, a lease would be developed to formalize the use of the space for elections and to provide a structure for making improvements on private property.

The County Attorney and the Assistant County Administrator have previously met with the Electoral Board to discuss these matters.

REQUESTED ACTION:

Consider the attached report of the Electoral Board.

FINANCIAL IMPACTS ANALYSIS:

The General Services department believes that, if the use of four additional schools is approved, the remaining accessibility improvements can be implemented within the general maintenance allotment available to the department.

IDENTIFY ANY OTHER DEPARTMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUALS THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED BY THIS REQUEST:

Electoral Board

General Services

Board of Education