A portion of voters in Monongalia County will be filling out their ballots at new locations for this year’s elections.
County Commission approved new precinct locations, both temporary and permanent, at its regular meeting on January 17.
The only temporary location is in Star City. The precinct located at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church has been moved to the Knights of Columbus. This is only for the May 8 primary vote due to renovations.
Several other permanent changes were made to precincts in Westover, Granville and Morgantown.
“We will be notifying all the voters for the permanent changes for precinct 10, precinct 44, precinct 48 and precinct 71,” said Monongalia County Clerk Carye Blaney.
Those changes are as follow:
-Precinct 10 will move from the Monongalia County Health Department to the Erickson Alumni Center at West Virginia University. This will also be used as an early voting site.
-Precincts 44 and 48 at Restoration International Church are relocating to the Granville Fire Department Bingo Hall.
-Precinct 71, which was located at the West Side Senior Center, will now be in the newly built Westover community building on Riverview Avenue. This change will also apply to the early voting site at this location.
Blaney also reminds the public that candidate filing is open until January 27. All paperwork must be turned in before that day or postmarked if it arrives afterwards.
Absentee ballots have already begun for military and overseas voters.
Domestic absentee ballot application will be available on February 13. Those ballots will then be mailed March 23.
The last day for citizens in Monongalia County to register to vote is April 17.
Early voting will be held from April 25 to May 5 and election day is Tuesday, May 8.
For more voting information, visit monongaliacountyclerk.com.