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VPM Daily Newscast: July 31, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of July 31, 2023:   

Officials: Electoral board’s call to not open two early voting sites could be illegal
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans and Dawnthea M. Price Lisco

Early voting turnout in Richmond could be impacted by the Republican-led Richmond Electoral Board, which decided last week to shutter satellite voting precincts at City Hall and Hickory Hill Community Center.

If the decision stands, that would leave only the general registrar’s office at 2134 W. Laburnum Ave. open for all early votes ahead of Nov. 7’s Election Day.

The electoral board is scheduled to meet Friday at 10 a.m.

James City County votes to split schools from Williamsburg
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy

Williamsburg City Council said in June it would study potentially splitting from James City County and creating its own school district.

But the James City County Board of Directors preempted that study by voting unanimously to end the joint school's operation after a 90-minute closed session.

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