No Changes Coming to Inspected Polling Place

CHURCHVILLE, Va. (WHSV) -- With Election Day less than a week away, we checked in with a polling station that was inspected in June.

The Department of Justice came to the Valley back in June after a letter was sent to them from a man in Churchville asking them to inspect polls.

It was all in regards to a door at the Churchville Fire Department, which is one of the polling stations in Augusta County.

Steve Morris, who wrote the letter, said the building is not entirely handicapped accessible.

He said a door voters enter through opens inward, when it should open outward.

He also said because of a step outside the door, a temporary ramp must be installed for handicapped voters.

Morris said this is not safe and after a long effort by him, federal officers came to inspect the building.

"When you have a public building it should be 100% handicapped accessible for people to use. I wrote letters to the Board of Supervisors, to the Electoral Board, to the State Board of Elections, to the Attorney General, wrote letters to the Governor's office. I never even figured I hear anything from them," said Morris.

Federal officers inspected all polling stations in Augusta County over the summer.

According the electoral board, they still have not heard back from the Department of Justice.

No changes to voting spots are planned as of right now.


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