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Dauphin County looking to change where people vote in Middletown's 1st Ward 2nd Precinct

Posted 3/17/17

Voters living in Middletown’s 1st Ward 2nd Precinct can expect to be casting their ballots at a different location during the May 16 primary.

Barring objections, the polling place will be moved …

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Dauphin County looking to change where people vote in Middletown's 1st Ward 2nd Precinct

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Voters living in Middletown’s 1st Ward 2nd Precinct can expect to be casting their ballots at a different location during the May 16 primary.

Barring objections, the polling place will be moved to St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 121 N. Spring St.

The polling place is now in the MCSO community auditorium next to the Borough Building at Emaus and Catherine streets.

The change mostly has to do with not enough nearby parking being available on election days, said Jerry Feaser, director of the Dauphin County office of Elections and Voter Registration. Enough close-by handicapped parking can also be a challenge.

St. Peter’s is more centrally located within the precinct and should allow for more voters to walk to the polling place, Feaser said.

Approval of the change will be considered by the Dauphin County Board of Elections during its next meeting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22. The meeting is held in the Commissioner’s Hearing Room in the county administration building at 2 S. Second St. in Harrisburg.

Any concerns or objections to the change can be voiced at that time, Feaser said. People can also make their views known by contacting Feaser before the meeting by calling his office at (717) 780-6360 or sending an email to jfeaser@dauphinc.org.

If the change is approved on March 22 the county will mail notice of the change and a new voter identification card to all registered voters in the 1st Ward 2nd Precinct.

The 1st Ward 2nd Precinct runs from Ann Street north to Main Street, west to the borough border and east to Mill Street just past the bridge going into Royalton.

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