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Voters in Several Communities Will Have New Polling Sites in 2012

OSWEGO, NY – Some voters in Oswego County will have new polling places in 2012.

Election commissioners Donald Wart and Richard Atkins said several polling spots were consolidated or moved in order to accommodate the new optical scan voting systems and to improve accessibility to people with disabilities.

Poll sites that have been consolidated or moved are as follows:

Hastings: District 2 will now vote in the Central Square American Legion. Voters previously voted at the Hastings Municipal Building.
Hastings:  District 5 will now vote in the Hastings Fire Station. Voters previously voted at the Hastings Municipal Building.

Richland: District 4 will now vote in the Pulaski American Legion. Voters previously voted at the Richland Fire Department.

West Monroe: Districts 1, 2 and 3 will now vote in the Life Church. Voters previously voted at the West Monroe Fire Department.

Oswego 1st Ward: Districts 1, 2 and 3 will now vote in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Voters previously voted in the Salvation Army Citadel.

Election commissioners Wart and Atkins added that all other polling sites in the county will remain unchanged.

The Oswego County Board of Elections will mail notices to all registered voters affected by these changes prior to the April 24 Presidential Primary Election.

The postcard notice will include the physical address of the new polling site.

People can also find out where to vote by visiting the “Voter Information” section of the Board of Elections’ website at www.oswegocounty.com/boe/ or www.vote-ny.com

Polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. on April 24, Presidential Primary Day.

For more information, visit the website listed above or call the Oswego County Board of Elections at 315-349-VOTE.