Members Julie Fox, Nelson Chipman, and Roger Wise had given the commissioners a proposed list several weeks ago for review. Some of the polling sites have been combined for several precincts. Precincts are determined by the number of registered voters.
All registered voters will receive a card in the mail from Voters’ Registration informing them of the polling site where they can cast their ballot.
Commissioner Jack Roose praised the Election Board for their effort to save the county money. Roose said, “I tip my hat to you. Thanks for your diligence finding ways to save dollars.” By combining sites, the number of workers needed could be decreased by 63 and the savings could be as much as $12,000; although the final numbers of workers needed has yet to be determined. The Election Board has been discussing the possible difference in needs for workers for the primary and for the National Election.
Poling sites approved by the Commissioners have been set at the following places:
*Bourbon Township Precincts:
1 and 2 will vote at the Triton High School
*Center Township Precincts:
Center 1 will vote at the Marshall County Building;
Center 2 at the Plymouth Fire Station;
Center 3 at Webster Recreation Center;
Center 4 at the Knights of Columbus;
Center 5 and 6 will vote at the Plymouth Baptist Church;
Center 7 and 8 will vote in the REMC Auditorium.
*German Township Precincts:
German 1 will vote at the Lake of the Woods Community Building;
German 2 at the Bremen Missionary Church
German 3, 4, and 5 will vote at the Bremen High School.
*Green Township Precinct:
Green will vote at the United Methodist Church
*North Township Precincts:
North 1, 2, and 3 will vote at the LaPaz Community Building
*Polk Township Precincts:
Polk 1 and 2 will vote at the Tyner Fire Department
*Tippecanoe Township Precinct:
Tippecanoe will vote the Community Center
*Union Township Precincts:
Union 1 and 2 will vote at the Culver Public Library
*Walnut Township Precincts:
Walnut 1 and 2 will vote at the United Methodist Church
*West Township Precincts:
West 1, 2, and 3, will all vote at the Pretty Lake Trinity Church Fellowship Hall.
The last two polling sites to be determined were in LaPaz and Culver. Two County Commissioners, along with members of the Election Board, toured the LaPAz Community Building to ensure that the parking and handicap access would meet HAVA standards. According to Fox, needed replacement of a door, lighting and other repairs will be made prior to the primary. She told the Commissioners that she has applied for a HAVA grant to help cover the cost of the door. The Commissioners signed a contract for the use of the LaPaz Community Building for a period of three years.
Board members also visited the proposed site at the Culver Library to determine if the room was large enough to accommodate the number of voting machines needed and if the placement would be adequate to prevent glare from windows. After consideration, the site was deemed adequate.