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Shifting polling sites

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Voters in the Warren South precinct will be heading to a new polling place.

Starting with this spring’s presidential primary, voters in that precinct will now vote at St. Joseph Catholic Church rather than the Head Start building on 26 E. Wayne St. on the city’s south side.

The issue was to be before the Warren County Commissioners for approval on Wednesday but legal counsel suggested that the commissioners should act on that item at a Board of Elections meeting and will do so at a future date.

According to Elections Director Lisa Rivett, the Head Start administration requested the change, citing a need for the space used by accommodating the polling place at that location.

“It’ll be basically the same set up as you have at Holy Redeemer,” Rivett said, where the southeast, east and north precincts all vote at the same location.

Voter cards denoting the change were mailed to voters in the south precinct on Monday. Those cards note the change in polling place location.

Once the decision is formalized by the Board of Elections, Rivett said she’ll “start the process of changing voters’ information in our system.”

The presidential primary is slated for Tuesday, April 28. The last day to register to vote for that election is April 15 and voters can request no-excuse mail-in ballots or absentee ballots now.

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