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County clerk announces voting precinct changes

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By Calen McKinney

 

In less than a month, voters will go to the polls to choose which officials will represent them for the next four years.

But some voters will go to different polling locations this year than they did during the last election in Taylor County, in November 2012.

Taylor County Clerk Mark Carney said six precinct locations will change for the upcoming primary election on Tuesday, May 20.

Most of the changes are being made because school will be in session on May 20, which will help local schools make up instruction hours after snowy weather last winter forced their closure on several days.

All but one of the changes will be permanent, he said, in the New City West precinct.

Making the changes permanent, Carney said, will allow the schools use of their facilities, and, at the same time, make sure a precinct is available for every election.

Precincts that will change for this election include East, New East, New City East, Speck, New City West and Old North. The changes will impact the second, third, fifth and sixth magisterial districts.

In the second district, voters in the East and New City East precinct had voted at Taylor County Middle School. They will now vote at Lowell Avenue Baptist Church. Voters in the New East precinct will now cast their votes at First Baptist Church. They had voted at Campbellsville Middle School.

In the third magisterial district, voters in the Speck precinct will now vote at Whites Ridge General Baptist Church. They previously voted at Burress Grocery.

Voters in the fifth magisterial district, specifically those in New City West, will now vote at Woodlawn Christian Church. Those voters previously cast their ballots at Campbellsville High School's Hamilton Auditorium. Carney said this change might not be a permanent one.

And voters in the Old North precinct, in the county's sixth magisterial district, will now vote at Kid Wise. They had voted at Taylor County Elementary School.

Carney said voters won't receive letters stating that their precincts have been changed. If they don't know about the change before the primary election, there will be a notice posted at the former precinct site. A complete listing of the new voting precincts follows.

For more information, call Carney's office at (270) 465-6677.