Election Board Seeks Locations for Clearfield Polling Places

CLEARFIELD – When the general election is carried out in November, voters in two Clearfield Borough precincts will likely report to new polling locations.

Clearfield County Commissioner and Election Board Member Mike Lytle said the board is now accepting suggestions from landowners and facility representatives in Clearfield Borough’s Second and Fourth wards.

The fire halls in both wards were sold this year by the borough. The halls had been used for many years as the polling locations for those precincts.

Some considerations need to be taken, however, Lytle said, noting that location, parking and handicapped access are all musts for the new polling locations.

“We want to find a place that’s just as good as before,” he said.

Lytle said that a space of at least 450 square feet would be needed to serve as a polling location, depending upon the area’s configuration.

“These are two of the larger precincts in the county,” Lytle said, noting that some people who live in them have never voted anywhere but the fire halls.

The board hopes to make a decision on the polling locations by mid-September at the latest.

County Solicitor Kim Kesner said deciding by that date will allow people to be educated on the new locations prior to the November election.

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