Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fwd: New Press Releases from York County

York County Sports Complex to begin spring hours on March 1
Spring hours of operation will begin at the York County Sports Complex on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, and will continue until Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. 
The sports complex will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or will close later to allow daily and nightly activities to conclude. The park will remain subject to closure during inclement weather.
The park's 13 lighted athletic fields and three concession/restroom buildings serve as a hub for Parks and Recreation's fall and spring youth soccer and adult softball programs, York County Little League's fall and spring/summer youth baseball/softball program, and a number of other activities. The sports complex also includes two playground sites, numerous picnic shelters and a paved walking/bike path that are open daily for the public's enjoyment. 
For more information on the York County Sports Complex, please call Amy Rowley, Facilities Coordinator, at (757) 890-3511 or visit
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Special Election for 91st District set for March 8
A Special Election will be held on March 8, 2011, in Seaford, Harris Grove, and Dare precincts to elect a Member to represent the 91st District in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. A list of candidates is available on the York County Registrar's Web site,
The last day to register to vote for the March 8 election is Tuesday, March 1. The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote.
Registered voters who need to change their address may do so by completing, signing, and submitting a voter registration application or their voter card. The deadline to change registration information prior to the March 8 election is March 1. If a registered voter's address has changed, the voter should update his or her address to ensure he or she remains qualified to vote.
Any qualified resident of Virginia may apply to register to vote or to update his or her registration information at the places and times listed below. Applications and updated information may also be mailed. Qualified residents who will be 18 years of age on or before November 8, 2011, may register and vote in the election.
Residents can register at these times and places: (1) Voter Registrar's Office, 224 Ballard St., County Admin. Center, Yorktown, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; (2) York County Library (Tabb Branch), 100 Long Green Blvd., Tabb; (3) York County Library (Yorktown Branch), 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown; (4) Griffin-Yeates Center, 1490 Government Rd., Williamsburg, Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m. At the Tabb and Yorktown branches of the library, applicants may register during library hours. On March 1, 2011, the Tabb and Yorktown branches will be open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
If residents complete a registration application provided by a voter registration drive, they should contact the Registrar's Office to ensure that their application is received by the Registrar's Office in time. Residents can also obtain a registration application on the Registrar's Web site,
Residents can confirm whether they are registered to vote, as well as find out where they vote, by visiting the Registrar's Web site,
Absentee voting is available for those who will be out of their precinct on March 8, those who are unable to go to their polling place because of an illness or disability, and those who otherwise qualify to vote an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply to vote absentee by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. The deadline to apply to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The Registrar's Office will be open the Saturday before the election—March 5th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.—to accommodate those who wish to vote absentee in person.
For additional information, or to request an application for an absentee ballot, call the Registrar's Office at 890-3440 or log onto
Any voter age 65 or older or physically disabled may request a ballot from an officer of election outside the polling place but within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling place. On March 8, 2011, persons who fit these qualifications and who wish to vote outside the polling place can call the Registrar's Office at 890-3440, and we will alert the polling place that a voter who wishes to vote outside the polling place will be arriving.
Unofficial statewide election results – including York County election results – will be available on the State Board of Elections Web site at as they are reported after the polls close March 8, 2011. 
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