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County voting locations change

The Marengo County Commission voted Tuesday to make changes to the list of voting places in the county.

At the request of commissioner John Crawford Jr., the Gallion polling place will be moved to the Majo’s Activity Center, upon approval of its director.

The McKinley polling place will be moved to the Taylor community, said commission chairman George Baldwin. The Sardis voting place will be closed, and the voters previously assigned there will be split between Thomaston and Magnolia.

The changes must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department by the first of March 2004, said Marengo County Probate Judge Cindy Neilson. She would like to have seen more changes.

The Lasca voting place only have 28 people voting there, the judge said, and fifty percent of the voting places are not handicapped accessible.

Following is the current list of voting places in Marengo County:

Demopolis Civic Center, National Guard Armory (Demopolis), Westside Elementary School and Demopolis High School;

Springhill Volunteer Fire Department;

Gallion Community Center (will be moved to Majo’s);

Faunsdale Town Hall; Dayton Town Hall; Quinney Store in Providence;

Cornerstone Church in Linden; Rangeline Road Voting Booth;

Thomaston Lunchroom; McKinley Voting Booth (will be moved to Taylor);

Flatwoods Voting Booth; Sardis Voting Booth (will be closed);

Magnolia Community Center; Vineland Voting Booth; Surginer Voting Booth; Dixons Mills VFD; Octagon Voting Booth; Jefferson VFD; Old Courthouse in Linden;

Wayne Voting Booth; Sweet Water Town Hall; Hoboken Voting Booth;

Harrison Store in Lasca; Putnam Voting Booth; Nanafalia Community Center; Aimwell Voting Booth; Hills Community Center; and Myrtlewood Community Center.