MANSFIELD -- The Richland County Board of Elections on Monday reminded voters a few polling place changes were announced earlier this year and will be effective for the Nov. 5 general election.
These changes were necessary for a variety of reasons, including meeting Federal ADA requirements for polling place accessibility, the long-term goal of creating “regional” vote centers to save taxpayer funds, and in one instance, due to the fact the previous voting location was on lockdown during the May primary and made accessibility for voters a problem.
Postcards were mailed to every voter in affected precincts, informing them of their new polling place location.
For a complete list of polling places in Richland County, visit the website at www.richlandcountyoh.us/boe or contact the board office at 419-774-5530.
All Mansfield 3rd Ward voters will now vote at one location, which is the Crossroads Church at 1188 Park Ave. West in the Kroger/Taco Bell Plaza between the Trimble Road and Brookwood Way intersections.
Public transportation is available to this location via the Richland County Transit. As always, signs and flags will be placed at each location on Election Day to designate the correct entrance for voters.
The precincts which will be voting at Crossroads Church include the following;
Man 3-A – formerly voted at Grace Episcopal Church, 41 Bowman St. (corner of Third Street)
Man 3-B - formerly voted at Grace Episcopal Church, 41 Bowman St. (corner of Third Street)
Man 3-C – formerly voted at First Presbyterian Church, 399 S. Trimble Road
Man 3-D – formerly voted at First Presbyterian Church, 399 S. Trimble Road
Man 3-E – formerly voted at Primrose Retirement Center, 1301 Millsboro Road
No further polling place changes will be made prior to the Nov. 5 election or the Presidential Election in 2020, unless extreme circumstances warrant additional changes.