Scarborough Returns as Head of Prince William Electoral Board
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — Keith Scarborough will return for another three-year term on Prince William County’s Electoral Board.
Appointed the position as head of the Board, Scarborough will work with the county’s Office of Elections and General Registrar Douglas Geib to oversee all voter registration in the county.
The Lake Ridge resident is a member of the Democratic Party of Virginia and a local coordinator for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, according to a press release.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to continue to promote and protect the voting rights of our citizens,” stated Scarborough in a press release. “With the population growth and demographic changes over the last decade, Prince William County has become a battleground area. The Electoral Board and the Office of Elections are committed to building voter trust by conducting fair, transparent and impartial elections.”
The Office of Elections on Feb. 28 held a mock election to test two new voting machines being considered for purchase by Prince William County. The county currently uses all touch-screen voting machines that “are coming to the end of their life,” according to a press release. The move to purchase new voters machines also comes after long lines formed at precincts in Woodbridge during the 2012 Presidential Election leaving voters standing in line for more than four hours to cast their vote.