News and Tribune

Clark County

July 1, 2013

Vote centers pre-plan released for Clark County

Public-comment period now open; comments must be submitted in writing


The Clark County Board of Elections has released its pre-plan for implementing vote centers in the county, which would replace the precinct system currently in use. 

“The most common questions we hear in elections [are], ‘Where is my polling place?’ or ‘Why can’t I just vote at the polling place across from where I work or where I drop off my kids for school?’” County Clerk Barbara Bratcher Haas wrote in an introduction to the pre-plan. “A common complaint we hear is, ‘I can’t make it back to the polls by 6 p.m. on Election Day.’ Vote centers address these common voter concerns.” 

Under the current version of the plan, 10 vote centers would be open on Election Day. Any voter in Clark County could vote at any one of the 10 locations. Under the current system, voters can only vote at their own precinct on Election Day. 

“Vote centers bring to bear new technologies to revolutionize the voting process,” the pre-plan states. “Instead of traditional precinct-based polling sites on Election Day, the vote center concept calls for vote center locations where any registered voter from any precinct can go to cast their ballot and retrieve their correct ballot style.”

The vote centers would also have specialized electronic poll books that would automatically update at all locations when a voter signs in at one. 

Additionally, satellite vote center locations would be open for early in-person voting on specific dates. The Charlestown Civic Center would accommodate early voters on April 26 and May 3, 2014. The Old Brewer General Store in Borden would be open for voting on April 21 and 22; the New Washington Fire Department would be open for voting April 23 and 24; and the Clarksville Fire Department would be open for voting on April 25. All locations would be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Text Only | Photo Reprints

2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Raw: Bulgarian Monastery Dyes 5000 Easter Eggs Diplomats Reach Deal to Ease Tensions in Ukraine U.S. Sending Nonlethal Aid to Ukraine Military Holder: Americans Stand With KC Mourners Obama Greets Wounded Warriors Malaysia Plane: Ocean Floor Images 'Very Clear' Sparks Fly With Derulo and Jordin on New Album Franco Leads Star-studded Broadway Cast Raw: Two Lucky Kids Get Ride in Popemobile Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.