Suffolk prepares for Election Day

Published 6:40 pm Saturday, October 30, 2010

Election Day is just around the corner again, and Suffolk voters will go to the polls Tuesday to vote for City Council and School Board members, as well as send a congressional representative to Capitol Hill and give their opinion on constitutional amendments.

Sixteen candidates are vying for open seats on both local bodies in four boroughs: Chuckatuck, Cypress, Holy Neck and Suffolk.

In Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, incumbent Randy Forbes, a Republican, is being challenged by Wynne LeGrow, the Democratic nominee.

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And voters will cast “yes” or “no” votes on state constitutional amendments having to do with tax relief and the state’s rainy-day fund.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only registered voters who have not voted by absentee ballot will be permitted to cast a ballot on Election Day.

If you don’t know what precinct you live in or are not sure if you’re registered to vote, visit the State Board of Elections website at You can also call the Suffolk voter registrar’s office at 514-7750, but remember staffers there will likely be very busy on Election Day.

A list of polling places, by precinct, follows. Residents of the White Marsh precinct, who formerly voted at East Suffolk Community Center, should remember their polling place has changed since the last election. It now is at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, located next door to their former polling place.

The recreation center will be closed to its normal activities for the day to allow for an easier voting process. Because many public schools are used as polling places, Suffolk Public Schools students also have the day off.

Boroughs WITH local elections

Chuckatuck Borough


Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department, 300 Kings Highway


Crittenden Community House, 8881 Eclipse Drive

King’s Fork

King’s Fork Middle School, 350 Kings Fork Road

Cypress Borough

Cypress Chapel

Cypress Chapel Community House, 1890 Cypress Chapel Road

White Marsh

East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 S. Sixth St.

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Middle School, 2325 E. Washington St.

Holy Neck Borough

Kilby’s Mill

Forest Glen Middle School, 200 Forest Glen Drive


Holland Volunteer Fire Department, 6666 O’Kelly Drive

Lake Cohoon

King’s Fork Community House, 1600 Kings Fork Road

Holy Neck

Southwestern Elementary School, 9301 Southwestern Blvd.

Suffolk Borough

Elephant’s Fork/Westhaven

Elephant’s Fork Elementary School, 2316 William Reid Drive


Morgan Memorial Library, 443 W. Washington St.

Olde Towne

Salvation Army, 400 Bank St.

Boroughs WITHOUT local elections

Nansemond Borough


Hoffler Apartments Community Room, 2210 E. Washington St.

Nansemond River

Nansemond River High School, 3301 Nansemond Parkway


Word of Faith Church, 4300 Judah Lane

Sleepy Hole Borough


John Yeates Middle School, 4901 Bennetts Pasture Road

Bennett’s Creeek

Nansemond River Baptist Church, 2896 Bridge Road

Harbour View

Northern Shores Elementary School, 6701 Respass Beach Road

Whaleyville Borough


Faith Temple Ministries Christian Fellowship Center, 623 Brook Ave.


Suffolk Municipal Airport, 200 Airport Road


Whaleyville Community Center, 6235 Whaleyville Blvd.