When voters in several Columbia County precincts head to the polls for the presidential primary in February, they'll cast their ballots at new locations.
Deborah Marshall, the Columbia County Board of Elections executive director, said she has received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice to move nine voting locations.
Six elementary schools and one middle school will be vacated as voting locations in favor of churches and other public buildings, Marshall said.
Instead of voting at the recently sold Martinez Bible Chapel building at 4332 Columbia Road, voters in the 110th precinct have been moved to Trinity Baptist Church at 4594 Columbia Road in Martinez.
Also, voters in the 134 precinct, which voted at the Evans Government Complex conference room, have been moved to the Columbia County Library.
"Parking convenience," Marshall explained. "They have more parking at the library."
Marshall said voters in precincts 026, 060, 074, 080, 085, 110, 120, 134 and 135 will receive letters and new voting precinct cards in the mail advising them of the changes that affect them.
Marshall also reminds voters that the 2006 amendment to the Georgia Election Law requires voters to present one of six forms of identification, including a Georgia driver's license; a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID; a valid U.S. passport; a valid employee ID from any entity of the U.S. government, Georgia or any county, municipality, board, authority or other state entity; a valid U.S. military photo ID; or a valid tribal photo ID.
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