Board of Elections continues search for permanent home

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As promised, the Washington County Board of Elections came up with possible locations for a permanent home.

The board attended a Board of County Commissioners meeting sharing prospective locations that would house the center’s early voting, training and warehouse.

One location in consideration is on Virginia Avenue, formally known as a “Shop n Save” store in Washington County. The organization also believe that 367 E. Franklin Street would be another possible home in time for the 2020 election year.

During the BOCC meeting, County Commissioner Randall Wagner insisted that the county should keep its options open. The election board wanted county commissioners to come to a consensus of meeting with prospective investors and negotiating prices.

According to the Washington County Board of Elections Director Kaye Robucci, the deadline to find a permanent location and alert the state is September.

“We’ve had early voting for five cycles and it’s been in four different locations and that’s just not right, the voters need to know where to go for early voting and it’s in this location, it’s permanent location,” Robucci said.

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