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September 6, 2011
Voters in Several Communities Will Have New Polling Sites This Fall
Voters in many Oswego County communities will have new polling places this fall. 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 improve accessibility to people with disabilities.
On Primary Day, Tuesday, Sept. 13, polls will be open noon to 9 p.m.
Poll sites that have been consolidated or moved are as follows:
- Hastings: Districts 4 and 8 will now vote in the Central Square American Legion. Voters previously voted at the Central Square Fire Department.
- Mexico: Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will now vote in Washington Hall (formerly the Masonic Hall). Voters previously voted at the Village Hall.
- New Haven: Districts 1 and 2 will now vote in the New Haven Fire Department; voters previously used the New Haven Town Hall.
- Palermo: Districts 1, 2 and 3 will now vote in the Palermo United Methodist Church. Previously they voted at the Palermo Town Hall.
- Richland: Districts 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 will now vote in the Pulaski American Legion. Previously they voted in either Snow Memorial building, Barclay Courthouse or Fernwood United Methodist Church. (Richland District 4 will continue to vote in the Richland Fire Department.)
- Oswego 3rd Ward: Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will now vote in St. Joseph's Catholic Church; voters previously voted in the Elk's Club.
- Oswego 6th Ward: Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will vote in St. Paul's Church Priory Hall. Previously they voted in the Oswego County Health Department.
All other poll sites remain unchanged.
People can find out where to vote by visiting the "Voter Information" section of the Board of Election's Web site at oswegocounty.com/boe or www.vote-ny.com.
NOTE: Polls will not be open on Primary Day in the following communities as there are no primaries in these localities: Albion, Constantia Districts 2 and 4, Hannibal, Hastings, Minetto, Redfield, West Monroe, Williamstown and the City of Oswego.
The Board of Elections mailed postcards to all registered voters in early August to the address that was on file at the Board of Elections. The postcard included the physical address of their poll site.
On Election Day, Nov. 8, polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information visit the Web site or call the Oswego County Board of Elections at 349-VOTE.
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