Coming Your Way: Redistricting Information and Online Electoral Board Meetings
At the May 12 meeting of the Fairfax County Electoral Board, General Registrar Eric Spicer announced more improvements for Election Office operations. Spicer took on the General Registrar job on March 28, after the 2-1 Democratic majority Electoral Board accepted the resignation of the prior General Registrar Scott Konopasek on March 24, 2022. Spicer reported that the Fairfax County redistricting updates are now complete. A redistricting mailing will be sent to all registered voters with their updated district and precincts.
Omission of Oaths in Election 2021: A Fairfax Problem or Statewide?
The former General Registrar of the Fairfax County Office of Elections and the Fairfax Electoral Board did not obtain legally required oaths that attest to the proper printing and delivery of the ballots for the 2021 election, until months after that election occurred. Some oaths required by law may not have been obtained at all for 2021 or earlier elections. These oaths, required from the printer and from the Electoral Board representatives overseeing the printer, are important parts of the Chain of Custody documentation for ballots in every election.
New General Registrar Drives Reform at Fairfax County Office of Elections
The new General Registrar, Eric Spicer, began serving on March 28, 2022 after being appointed by the Fairfax County Electoral Board to replace the former General Registrar Scott Konopasek. The Electoral Board accepted Konopasek’s resignation on March 24. Spicer previously served as the Elections Manager in Fairfax for almost five years. Previously he had been the Election Administrator for twenty-one years for the City of Alexandria.