Voters in the Nov. 6 General Election will be allowed to vote at any one of 10 voting centers scattered throughout the county. They are being called super polls by election officials.
The ten voting centers are located at 1) St Benedict Hall (Subiaco Roundhouse), 2) Corley Community Center (131 Community Center Road), 3) Scranton American Legion Hall (108 S. Park Avenue), 4) New Blaine Rural Fire Department (11 State Hwy 197 Loop), 5) First National Bank Community Center (23 East Main), 6) Ratcliff City Hall (105 N. Wilson Ave), 7) Magazine Community Center (36 N. State Hwy 109), 8) Booneville Community Building (426 N. Holden), 9) Grayson Fire Station (5409 Jack Creek Road), and 10) Ione Community Building (10543 S. State Hwy 23).
County Clerk Peggy Fitzjurls explained that the number of polling locations to be reduced from 19 to 10 was due to several factors. One of those was that several polls were found to be out of compliance with the American With Disabilities Act, and it was not possible to bring all polls in compliance. Also, she said, the voting equipment is old and outdated and the county did not have enough funding to replace the equipment.
Fitzjurls was also told that Logan County and other counties were told that the state would help replace the equipment, if we could reduce the number of polling sites, therefore greatly reducing the cost. Logan County received all new voting equipment for only $3,875. Fitsjurls said this is a savings to Logan County and its citizens of around $135,000 or half the total cost of $270,000, which was paid by the state.
Fitzjurls wanted to remind voters who choose to vote early or by absentee, that they can still do so at both courthouses beginning Oct. 22 at 8 a.m.