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Some voting precincts getting new locations

Some voter precincts are currently changing for the next scheduled election in Warren County on March 3, 2020.

“We have 20 voting precincts and most will not change,” said Susie Davenport, Warren County election administrator. “However, we have had some things that have come up and the need to address them has brought about a few changes. Those changes have to be carefully thought out and all sorts of needs for a voting precinct have to be addressed before a place can be an acceptable voting precinct.”

Davenport named ADA accessibility, safety and privacy for voters as paramount, as well as the availability of the facilities at the times they are needed and not interfering with the normal activities of the people who use the facility.

Voters will be notified by mail of where their new voting precinct is located, if a change is made. 

“All active voters in affected precincts will be mailed a notice of the change with a new voting card with the new precinct location and address,” said Davenport. “Voters who believe their precinct has been changed and do not receive a notice should check with our office at 201 Locust Street in Suite 3 or call 473-5834. It is possible they need to have their address updated.”

Some notices have already been mailed, but some voters have yet to receive theirs. 

Three precincts have changed and more are expected. 

Those changed are:

• The 1st District precinct at the Civic Center has been changed to Christ Community Church building at 217 Underwood Road, which is located past McMinnville Funeral Home. This change was made due to Civic Center renovations.

• The 8th District precinct at the Fairview CIC building has been changed to Shellsford Baptist Church, 121 Bottoms Road.

• The 12th District precinct at Northside Baptist Church has been changed to Warren County Highway Department, 1520 Old Smithville Road located directly across the road from the old location.

“As always, voters from anywhere in the county can come during Early Voting at the back of the Administrative Building at 201 Locust Street,” said Davenport. “About half of Warren County voters already take advantage of the opportunity to come at their convenience and vote during the Early Voting period.”

Early Voting hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Hours on Election Day at the voting precincts are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information, the Warren County Election Commission can be reached at 473-5834 or at 201 Locust Street in Suite 3 at the County Administrative Building on Locust Street.