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MOTION: <br />SECOND: <br />RE: <br />ACTION <br />CANDLAND <br />PRINCIPI <br />June 21, 2016 <br />Regular Meeting <br />Ord. No. 16-24 <br />RELOCATE THE HAYMARKET POLLING PLACE AT THE QUALITY <br />BUSINESS ENGINEERING BUILDING TO GEORGE G. TYLER <br />ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND RENAME THE HAYMARKET <br />PRECINCT AS THE TYLER PRECINCT — GAINESVILLE <br />MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT <br />APPROVED <br />WHEREAS, the Board of County Supervisors redistricted the County's <br />Magisterial Districts in 2011 using population data from the 2010 U. S. Census Bureau; and <br />WHEREAS, the determination of precinct boundaries, polling places and <br />precinct names were part of the redistricting process which was submitted to and approved by <br />the U. S. Department of Justice; and <br />WHEREAS, in 2013, the Board of County Supervisors, relocated and <br />redesigned several voting precincts to eliminate district splits, minimize line wait times and <br />decrease the number of voters per precinct; and <br />WHEREAS, the Quality Business Engineering (QBE) Building polling place is <br />located in what was the old Pace West School, and has been repurposed as a private small <br />business, multi -use facility; and <br />WHEREAS, the Office of Elections has recognized that the QBE Building is <br />not a suitable option as a polling place because: <br />• Election Day room is occupied by a leased tenant; this tenant is unwilling to <br />accommodate Election Day needs; <br />• Lack of reliable, direct electrical outlets in the gym; electricity is supplied <br />from adjoining offices via 50 ft. extension cords taped along the floor; <br />• Offices surrounding the gym present privacy concerns for voters; <br />• Inaccessible the night before the election because it is used by other public <br />organizations; <br />• Small facility to serve Election Day needs; <br />• Only one door leading to gym; serving as both an entrance and an exit; <br />• No covered entry to protect voters from environmental elements; <br />• Inadequate outdoor lighting; and <br />