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Voting precinct process ongoing

Not too late to offer input

POSTED: October 21, 2013 12:29 a.m.
 

Forsyth County voters still have time to offer input on the proposed realignment of voting precincts.

The Forsyth County Office of Voter Registrations & Elections is wrapping up a months-long process to make precincts more efficient.

The shifting began with several public meetings in June, July and August that sought public input. The changes, expected to be approved by the elections board next month, could save the county an estimated $15,000 per election.

The redrawn map will reduce the number of precincts from 25 to 16, with the most recent changes centering on Sawnee Mountain Park.

“People on Wallace Tatum Road will be voting at Sawnee Mountain Park. It’s the same distance,” said Betsy Brown, an elections official who has worked on the changes. “The last map, it was everybody in the Matt precinct was going to Sawnee Mountain Park.

“We’ve now split the precinct so everybody north of Hwy. 369 votes at Concord Baptist and everybody south of Hwy. 369 votes at Sawnee Mountain Park.”

The shifting began with several public meetings in June, July and August that sought public input. The changes, expected to be approved by the elections board next month, could save the county an estimated $15,000 per election.

While the changes will increase the distance some voters must travel to cast a ballot, Brown said “no voter will have to travel more than 10 miles.”

The plan also moves precincts out of all schools, cutting down on Election Day traffic and removing confusion for voters having to navigate school carpool lanes.

The biggest changes are coming to the Browns Bridge, Chestatee, Pleasant Grove and Vickery areas.

“There are no changes being made to advance voting, early voting or by-mail voting,” Brown said. “All early and advance voting times remain the same. Any changes will only be to improve it, or add to it.”

To comment on the proposed changes, visit the elections office at 110 E. Main St., Suite 200, in downtown Cumming or call (770) 781-2118, Ext. 9.

 

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