St. Johns County adopts new voting precincts

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The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted new voting precincts Tuesday, May 3, after a redistricting process presentation by the supervisor of elections.

The supervisor of elections is required by law to request that the new precinct lines be approved by county commissioners subsequent to a census count. The 2020 U.S. Census concluded in 2021 and the Board of County Commissioners and the St. Johns County School District adopted new district lines in December.

The new precincts are effective immediately, with the number of precincts increasing from 48 to 53.

In addition, new precinct lines initiate the need to update St. Johns County polling places, with polling places increasing from 39 to 41. Of the 39 previous polling places, 33 will remain in use for the 2022 elections, and approximately 78 percent of St. Johns County voters will continue to vote on election day at the same location they did in the 2020 elections.

The supervisor of elections will release the new precinct map and draft polling location list to the public though the media, on the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections website at votesjc.gov, in the supervisor of elections newsletter and on social media.

New voter information cards are scheduled to be mailed to all registered voters in early June. However, a court decision regarding Florida’s congressional districts is pending. If the court makes no decision by May 20, the county’s supervisor of elections will move ahead with implementing the congressional districts as adopted.

Once the districts are confirmed, the mailing of voter information cards can occur and the voter lookup tool on the supervisor of elections website will be updated with new districts, precincts and polling places.

Updated voter information cards will reflect the new districts, precincts and election day polling places.

All voters are advised to review their new cards carefully as some precincts and election day polling places have changed. Voters are encouraged to go to votesjc.gov or contact the Supervisor of Elections Office at 904-823-2238 for additional information regarding the new precincts and voting locations.

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