Some Chattooga County voters will be voting in different polling places this year, starting with the Presidential Preference Primary in March. Election Superintendent and Probate Judge Jon Payne said that the move will affect about 100 voters in the county and are mandated by the secretary of state.
Some voters are displeased with the move, which was ordered in affect starting this year. Payne said that in the past voters were placed in precincts based on “militia districts” – a geographic designation in place for over 150 years. Now voters are being placed in precincts based on “geographic boundries” that are recognized by the Georgia Department of Transportation maps.
Payne said that if voters that are being affected have been notified, but if they have any questions they can contact the Chattooga County Registrar’s office.