Quorum Court to consider change in voting locations

By: 
Joshua Waddles
Staff Writer

The Hot Spring County Quorum Court added a bill to the agenda allowing Hot Spring County to establish vote centers for all further elections. Jim Houpt, with the Election Commission, spoke with Hot Spring County about the change, which would allow Hot Spring County to use voting centers rather than polling sites for elections.

There are currently 24 locations. The change, will reduce that to about 10 locations. Houpt said that the new locations will almost always be within seven miles of the previous locations, except for a few small areas. He said that some of the changes absolutely have to be done. Due to lack of volunteers, some locations have had only two workers when the state requires four, and there have been scheduling incidents that have conflicted with elections at certain locations.

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