New Voting Wards Present No Problems
No negative comments about new three ward configuration.
No problems have been reported through the morning about the City of Falls Church’s new three ward voting configuration.
Renee Andrews, secretary of the Electoral Board, said just under 10 percent of the city’s registered voters have been to the polls. City council approved the reconfiguration in December to go from five voting wards to three. The ordinance eliminated polling locations at the Scout House on South Spring Street and the American Legion building on North Oak Street.
“Voter comment regarding the ward reconfiguration has been positive,” Andrews said.
By 10 a.m., 660 (229 in Ward 1, 165 in ward 2 and 266 in Ward 3) of the city’s more than 8,700 registered voters had been to the polls. Outside Ward 3 at the Falls Church Community Center, council candidates greeted voters as they went to the polls. By Tuesday night either Paul Handly, William Henneberg, P. David Tarter, Phil Duncan, John Lawrence, Lawrence Webb and Mayor Nader Baroukh will fill the three open seats on council.
The polls close at 7 p.m.