Registrar’s office relocated

Published 9:35 am Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Charlotte County Registrar’s Office has officially relocated, according to a public notice outlining official voting information.

The Registrar’s Office is now located at 420 Thomas Jefferson Hwy. in Charlotte Court House in the former Juvenile and Domestic Relations court facility.

The facility became vacant following the completion of the county’s new courthouse in July.

The notice said absentee voting for the upcoming election began Sept. 21, and office hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Election information said elections for Mayor and Town Council would be held in Charlotte Court House, Drakes Branch and Keysville Nov. 6.

Vacant courthouse complex buildings were first discussed during a March meeting of the Charlotte County Facilities Committee.

At that time, Chairman of the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors Gary Walker said the registrar would be moving into the Juvenile and Domestic Relation building in light of the need for a handicap accessible facility.

Also at that time, Wylliesburg/Red Oak supervisor Kay Pierantoni said the Department of Social Services in the county has a big need for a conference room. “I’ve been in meetings there and it’s such an immediate need,” she said. “I think a shared conference room would be very good and I hope that’s something we can put in place.”

After several meetings with each agency and tours of the facility, the facilities committee recommended the Charlotte County Registrar’s Office and the Department of Social Services share conference room space at the then soon to be vacant building.

Additionally, the recommendation included the office space of the J&D court building to be utilized by the registrar and a larger space created for voting equipment security accessible to the registrar only.

Charlotte County’s Registrar Nan Lambert previously said the prior location of the Registrar’s Office was not handicap accessible and “we’ve had heating and cooling problems since we’ve been there,” among other issues.