For the second straight day, the Clinton County Election Board has announced a new voting center for its residents.
Tuesday night, the Frankfort Airport Authority Board voted unanimously to allow its meeting room on the second floor to be used as a voting center for this year’s election after hearing a presentation by Election Board member Alicia Albertson.
“The Airport Authority Board voted to enter into an agreement with the County Election Board to have our terminal building at the airport and be a vote center in this year’s, and hopefully future years, elections,” said Airport Authority Board President Alan Dunn. “We’re really excited about that. It’s a way that we as a board can give back to the community for supporting us with their tax dollars.”
This decision comes on the heels of the Clinton County Commissioners’ decision to allow the Election Board to change a voting center at the Clinton County Fairgrounds from the EMA Building to the Edward Jones Building.
Dunn also talked about how to get to the new site.
“We’ll enter on the east side of the building and the voter will either take the steps or the elevator to the second level,” said Dunn. “The room that is considered our meeting room will be where the voting machines will be set up and will be the actual site of the vote center.”
Albertson indicated that she can foresee at least five or six voting machines in that room.
Dunn added both sides will evaluate if this is a good voting center after this year’s election in May, and, if both sides agree, the contract is good for another four years.
With the addition of the airport as a voting center, it gives residents now eight different places they can vote on May 2. Other sites will be the Community Schools of Frankfort Administration Center, Colfax Christian Church, Rossville Town Park Pavilion, Kirklin Town Hall, Michigantown Christian Church, the Edward Jones Building at the Fairgrounds, Mulberry Police Station Garage along with the airport site.
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