Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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January 23, 2010

Carter County adds 3 precincts

GRAYSON — Carter County has added three new voting precincts due to a growth in the number of registered voters in the county.

Carter County Clerk Mike Johnston said the Kentucky Board of Elections notified the county last year that the Depot 1, Depot 2 and Rush precincts had too many registered voters in each one and needed to be divided into more precincts.

State law dictates that a precinct can not have more than 1,500 registered voters of which 700 regularly cast ballots, according to Deputy Clerk Coleena Elam.

Johnston said state regulators have approved the new precincts, which will go into effect for the May primary.

The Depot 1 and Depot 2 precincts were divided into the East Grayson-Stinson, North Midland Trail, South Midland Trail and Stovall precincts. The Rush precinct was divided into the North Rush and South Rush precincts.

Most affected voters will continue to vote at their previous polling places, according to Elam. She said voters in the East Grayson-Stinson, North Midland Trail, South Midland Trail and Stovall precincts will cast their ballots at Prichard Elementary while voters in the North Rush and South Rush precincts will cast ballots at Star Elementary.

The clerks office is now in the process of notifying voters of the changes. All Carter County registered voters will receive a postcard in the mail informing them of their precinct and polling location, Elam said.

To ensure there is no confusion on election day, Johnston said voters at Prichard and Star polling locations will also be greeted by a worker with the master voter registration book, who will tell voters when they check in what precinct they are in.

“We’re going to do that to make it as convenient as possible,” Johnston said, “We want people to vote and we want to be voter friendly.” He said the changes should help alleviate long lines at the polls.

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