Updated: 1/28/2013 8:12 pm
New Polling Locations
The next time you cast your ballot in Victoria County, it is very likely it will be from a totally different location than before. Monday, county commissioners approved the county elections office to be relocated. According to Victoria County Elections Administrator George Matthews, the Pattie Dotson Health Center is more centrally located, has a much larger parking area, and better handicap access than the original building on Glass Street. Matthews said this move has been planned for quite a while, but felt now is the time to start.
In addition to this early voting and office location change, more changes in polling locations could also take place. A public hearing is scheduled at the health center Tuesday to discuss the possibility of moving to a countywide voting system, which would allow all registered voters in the county to vote at any polling location they wished. While approved for county elections, a resolution will be put before Victoria city council during the February 5th meeting and if passed, early voting for city elections would also be at the Pattie Dotson Center. Elections officials expressed that convenience goes a long way in helping to get voters to the polls.
The public hearing will be held at the health center at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday night. Everyone is encouraged to attend at voice their input on locations for the voting centers and if a countywide system is best for Victoria County. The Pattie Dotson Health Center is located at 2805 North Navarro in Victoria.
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