News to Use Podcast Transcript: Oct. 19, 2011
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for
October 19, 2011.Coming up, learn about the upcoming Nov. 8 General
Election, a signage renovation project public hearing and Electric Sunday
recycling. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online
The Fairfax County Office of Elections is seeking bilingual Spanish speakers to serve as election officers for the Nov. 8 election. Bilingual Spanish speakers are needed to provide voter assistance at the polls, as part of a new requirement under the federal Voting Rights Act. Election officers are paid $100 for working Election Day and the hours are 5 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m. You must be a registered voter in Virginia and attend a training prior to Election Day. In addition, you must be able to work the entire day and you cannot hold an elected office or be the employee of an elected official. Fairfax County needs approximately 2,500 election officers – including bilingual speakers – in its 239 polling places. For more information, contact the Office of Elections at 703-222-0776. Information also is available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eb/working.htm.
Please note that on Election Day, Nov. 8, polls are open from 6 a.m. to
7 p.m. Vote at your normal polling location. Voters also will have a
choice of voting a paper ballot using the OS or Optical Scan voting
machine, or voting on the Direct Recording Electronic or Touchscreen
voting machine. If you have any questions about the General Election,
contact the Office of the Electoral Board at 703-324-4735. For a sample
ballot and list of candidates, go online to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/eb/upcoming.htm.
The governing board of the McLean Community Center (MCC), in cooperation
with the Fairfax County Park Authority, will hold a public hearing on its
Signage Renovation Project at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. The hearing
will be held at the center, which is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave. The
center is seeking input from residents of Dranesville Small District One
on its plans to renovate the existing directional signs, particularly the
sign at the intersection of Dolley Madison Blvd. and Old Dominion Drive
in McLean Central Park. Renovation plans include the possible use of an
LED screen on this sign. Residents who would like to speak at the hearing
or who need further information should call the center at
Fairfax County residents can recycle televisions, computers and
peripheral devices – including keyboards, speakers, printers, external
drives and other such materials – and unbroken fluorescent light bulbs
and tubes on Electric Sundays. There is no charge for Fairfax County
residents to participate in Electric Sunday; however, they may be
required to show proof of residency. Electric Sunday events are scheduled
monthly. Find out all the details at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/electric-sunday.htm.
Finally, join Fairfax County on Facebook and follow our updates at facebook.com/fairfaxcounty and additional Fairfax County Facebook accounts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/facebook. You can also follow Fairfax County on Twitter for key updates from across county government at twitter.com/fairfaxcounty or text the words and symbol “on @fairfaxcounty” to 40404 – that’s “on @fairfaxcounty” to 40404. And for a comprehensive list of news headlines, photos, videos, social media, email newsletters, events and more, visit the Fairfax County NewsWire at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.