TAYLOR COUNTY—The Taylor County Commission met yesterday morning to discuss and vote on polling places for precincts within the county for the upcoming Oct. 7, 2017 special election, as well as the 2018 general election, in accordance with West Virginia Code 3-1-5.
According to County Clerk Georgianna Thompson, the commissioners invited individuals to the public meeting, which was held on August 3, at 9:00 a.m., to discuss concerns regarding any of the current polling places.
“Only two individuals from the Flemington area were present at the meeting to discuss their thoughts on the current polling places for Precinct 17 and Precinct 19,” said Thompson.
She reported, that at this time, no changes have been made to the polling places within Taylor County.
Early voting for the special election to be held on October 7, will begin on September 22, and will continue through October 4.
Two locations will be available for Taylor County residents. The old portion of the Taylor County Courthouse and the Taylor County Senior Citizens Center will be open for voting, during their regular business hours, Monday-Friday.
On the two Saturdays during early voting, the locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., in accordance with West Virginia state law, according to Thompson.
To clear up any confusion as to what the special election pertains to, Thompson reported that only one issue would be on the ballot—a road bond levy, which was requested by Governor Jim Justice.
Following the special election, the Taylor County Commission will be sending out a poll to the voters in Precincts 17 and 19, regarding the current polling places. Thompson shared that the commissioners will be asking residents in those voting precincts their thoughts on current and past voting locations.
“They are then going to take those polls to determine future voting sites for those precincts,” noted Thompson.
In addition, she said that any individuals wishing to work at the polls need to contact the County Clerks office at 304-265-1401, and ask to speak with Virginia Cochran.