The Department of Elections proposes splitting three 9th Representative District Election Districts due to population growth.
Wilmington – The Department of Elections proposes splitting three 9th Representative District Election Districts due to population growth. The resulting Election Districts would provide a better voting experience for the registered voters living in those districts. The Department discussed this proposal at the State Board of Elections’ October Meeting. The Department will ask the State Board to approve the changes at its December meeting.
The Department would split Election District 02-09 with 2,905 registered voters along Fieldsboro Rd. The new 02-09, located north of Fieldsboro Rd, would have 1,456 registered voters. A new Election District, 10-09, south of Fieldsboro Rd, would have 1,449 registered voters. The voters in these districts would continue to vote at Old State Elementary School. This map shows the proposed split.
The Department would split Election District 05-09 with 3,246 registered voters principally along Vance Neck Rd. The new 05-09, located below Vance Neck Rd, would have 952 registered voters. These registered voters would continue to vote at Marion Profitt Training Center. A new Election District, 11-09, above Vance Neck Rd, would have 2,294 registered voters. These registered voters would vote at Crossroads Presbyterian Church located on Vance Neck Road. This map shows the proposed split. The change in the voting location for 11-09 is necessary because the former location cannot support the equipment and staff for two Election Districts.
The Department would split Election District 08-09 with 4,323 registered voters into three Election Districts. The new 08-09 would include the area of the current 08-09 generally north and west of Hyetts Corner Rd, Jamison Corner Rd and Boyds Corner Road. It would have 1,345 registered voters. A new Election District, 12-09, would include the part of the current 08-09 south of Boyds Corner Rd. It would have 1,296 registered voters. A new Election District, 13-09, would include the area bounded by the eastern boundary of the current 08-09, Hyetts Corner Rd, Jamison Corner Rd, and Boyds Corner Rd. It would have 1,682 registered voters. The registered voters in these three Election Districts would continue to vote at St. Georges Technical High School. This map shows the proposed split.
The registered voter numbers cited above are as of October 1, 2017. The number of registered voters in the Election Districts when the State Board approves the changes would be slightly higher. The Department normally adds more new voters each month then it cancels (e.g. death, moved out of state, personal request).
The Department will send new polling place cards to all registered voters in affected Election Districts after the State Board approves the splits. Additionally, the Department will send a letter to the registered voters in Election District 11-09 explaining that they will vote at a new location.
The Department has asked the legislators representing these districts for comments. Registered voters in these districts may send their comments to the Department of Elections – New Castle County Office no later than November 20, 2017 by email or mail.
The New Castle County Office’s mailing address is 820 N French St STE 400, Wilmington DE 19801.