District line puts floor-mates at UNC Asheville in different precincts


    It's a first for UNC Asheville as students there get ready for Election Day. A congressional district line now runs right through two dorms. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- It's a first for UNC Asheville as students there get ready for Election Day. A congressional district line now runs right through two dorms.

    One of those dorms is Overlook Hall, the other is West Ridge Hall.

    This means students living on one side of the dorm will vote for different candidates and at different precincts than some of their floor-mates.

    "I've talked about it with the residents that live on my hall, 'Do you know that you're in a different precinct technically since you live in this room than you do in this room,' and they're like, 'Yeah!' And I'm like, 'Isn't that weird to you, and they're like, 'Yeah, it's pretty strange,'" Taylor Heise, a UNC Asheville senior, said. "So, it's something that we're all kind of thinking about, and we're aware it is pretty different."

    Trena Parker with election services said they had to get room numbers of the students to make sure they had the right information. They're also sending out reminders to help the students as best they can.

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    She said homes have been split in the past, and when that happens, it's the bedroom location that determines the precinct.

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