Three area polling places to change


Three Anderson County Precincts are moving to new polling locations, two due to the recent settlement from November with the United States Department of Justice to ensure accessibility of polling locations to persons with disabilities, and one due to concerns over the location.

“We are required to ensure that every polling place is accessible to persons with disabilities by elections starting in 2019 and that all voters have ease of accessing the polls,” said Katy Smith, Executive Director.
The Piercetown, Pelzer, and West Pelzer precincts are the first three that will be voting in new locations starting with the School District One Bond Referendum on April 30. Pelzer and West Pelzer precincts moved due to the DOJ settlement agreement and Piercetown Precinct because the potential of traffic incidents getting in and out of the location. “Every effort is being made to let voters within these precincts know that their polling location has changed,” said Smith. New voter registration cards were mailed out beginning on Tuesday of last week containing the new polling location and address along with a notification.

New Polling Locations are:
Precinct #068 West Pelzer will be at the West Pelzer Fire Department, 101 Main St., Pelzer.
Precinct # 051, Pelzer will be at Life Journey Church, 2 Wesleyan Dr., Pelzer.
Precinct #055, Piercetown will be at The Club at Brookstone,100 River Club Dr., Anderson.

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