BY JIM HERRIN
The Putnam County Election Commission will be making some minor adjustments at two of the county’s voting precincts, intended to better accommodate voters in the March 3 primary.
Voting machines will be relocated at both the Upperman High School precinct and the Sycamore Church of Christ precinct.
“We wanted to move to a new location, and Upperman wanted a new location as well because the hallway wasn’t working good,” said Election Commission Chairman Phil Adams. “The principal is thinking that the library is probably the best location.”
Adams noted that the UHS library “has an entrance right off of the outside” of the building.
“There’s handicapped parking right there, it’s easy access (and) there’s restrooms down the hall,” he said.
At Sycamore Church of Christ, a construction project is prompting the move.
“Sycamore Church is in a massive building program right now, and the grounds are in terrible shape,” said commission member Linda Daniel. “Where they used to vote is where the mess is the worst, but we have this beautiful new foyer and hallway area.”
She said voters will be directed to the new location, which also has access to adequate parking.
“We can come in the main door, which is right off of our handicapped parking in the front, which is well-marked,” she said. “Plus, that is just across the street from the road that comes out from Sycamore School, so there’s ample parking at the school.”
She said the church will be mostly unoccupied on Election Day.
“The only people that will have to come through the voting precinct will be the secretary — and she might take the day off — and the family minister who stays in his office most of the time,” Daniel said.
Anyone with questions can call the election office at 526-2566.