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Voting precincts may be consolidated

Decatur County elections officials are working to consolidate the county’s 14 voting precincts into just nine, in an effort to make them more accessible and help save money spent on the precincts’ maintenance.

The precincts of Attapulgus, Bell and Fowlstown would be consolidated to form one precinct known as Attapulgus.

The precincts of Climax and a portion of Parker would be consolidated to form one precinct known as Climax.

The precincts of Belcher and another portion of Parker would be consolidated to form one precinct known as Mount Pleasant.

The precincts of Fairgrounds and a third portion of Parker would be consolidated to form one precinct known as Fairgrounds.

The precincts of Brinson and a portion of Pine Hill would be consolidated to form one precinct known as Brinson.

The precincts of West Bainbridge and another portion of Pine Hill would be consolidated to form one precinct known as West Bainbridge.

The precincts of Kendrick and a portion of West Bainbridge would be consolidated to form one precinct known as Kendrick.

The precincts of Recovery and a portion of Faceville would be consolidated to form one precinct known as Recovery.

The Coliseum precinct would remain unchanged.

All but two of the precincts’ physical voting places would remain the same under the proposed consolidation. The Kendrick precinct would be moved from Barber Road to the Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department on Spring Creek Road, and the West Bainbridge precinct would be moved from the West Bainbridge Fire Station to the former West Bainbridge Middle School cafeteria.

If the consolidation is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, registered voters will receive a mailed notification listing what precinct they will vote in during future elections. Voters may also find out elections information by calling 243-2087 or visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s office online at www.sos.state.ga.us