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Polling location to move to First United Methodist Church

Illinois State University will be moving its polling site after the November election.

Polling sites precincts eight and 30 are expected to be move from the Bone Student Center to the neighboring First United Methodist Church.

McClean County Clerk Kathy Michael decided to put her request on hold until the New Year.

Michael said making the move less than 90 days before would cause confusion.

Michael added by combining polling places, we reduce the need for election judges, who are paid $145 each.

“Next year, we plan on combining several in Normal and the County; for a savings of a few thousand dollars,” Michael said.

“But with advances in technology; we need to continue to find ways to streamline the process as we see more voters utilizing early and absentee voting.”

Michael said turnout is good during Presidential years. The location needs to be more accessible to all voters, and free parking should be available, she added.

“For this reason, the nearby Church is a more logical location and yet steps away from the Bone Center,” said Michael.

Michaels group will also be working with ISU after the fall election to make sure they get the word out about more location changes for any upcoming elections.

(Adam Weiss / Staff Photographer) After the election this November, the polling location will be moved to the First United Methoidst Church on School Street. Voting is currently held at the Bone Student Center.

(Adam Weiss / Staff Photographer)
After the election this November, the polling location will be moved to the First United Methoidst Church on School Street. Voting is currently held at the Bone Student Center.

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