Commissioners delay discussion of polling place

Voters in the City of Warren’s south side precinct are going to have to wait a little longer to find out where they can expect to cast a vote in May.

The Board of Elections — made up of the county commissioners — have ruled out returning to the Seneca School on Wayne St. and it’s been reported that the precinct won’t be returning to St. Joseph Church where it was located last year.

The commissioners were going to discuss the issue at Monday’s work session for potential action on Wednesday but Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said negotiations and planning were “still ongoing” and that the issue would be before the commissioners at their next work session in two weeks.

Looking ahead to Wednesday’s meeting, the highlight will be the annual state of the county address.

Kafferlin said it would be a “relatively short presentation” because the commissioners weren’t able to tackle many of the projects they had hoped to in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the commissioners “reset and re-prioritized” goals for the year earlier this year and said he’d also share some “high-level statistics” regarding county government.

That meeting is set for noon and will be held via gotomeeting.


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