By Rick Hiduk
A request by the Wyoming County Board of Elections to consolidate the two Falls Township precincts to one polling location was turned down by Judge Russell Shurtleff yesterday.
It had been hoped by Falls Township officials to have everyone vote at the Assembly of God Church on Mercy Lane after it was discovered that Falls District #2 voters had actually been casting ballots in Overfield Township for about 20 years, which did not adhere to state guidelines.
Nonetheless, the petition for consolidation was denied on Thursday when Shurtleff determined that the posted notice “did not contain all of requirements pursuant to statute.”
Therefore, 436 registered Falls District #1 voters will continue to use the Falls Township Municipal Building, and 721 voters registered in Falls District #2 will still cast their ballots at the United Methodist Church on Maple Drive near Lake Winola.
That said, Falls District #1 is now short of poll workers. Those who are available on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and interested in working the polls should call Wyoming County Director of Elections Florence Kellett at 570-996-2226.
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