Summit County has reduced the number of precincts and polling places for the upcoming November election.
"There are now 298 voting precincts in Summit County," Summit County Board of Elections director Joe Masich tells AkronNewsNow, "and of those 298 precincts, we have narrowed it down to 150 voting locations."
That's a drop from 475 precincts at 194 voting locations last time around.
You can now check the Summit County Board of Elections website to see if your polling place has changed.
Masich says that the elections board looked at polling locations to be used this fall.
"As we were going through this process, we sent our teams out and reassessed every location as for size, handicapped accessibility and parking, and all of those things," Masich tells AkronNewsNow, "and all of the locations that we are currently using meet all those requirements."
Masich says many people will find that their polling location and precinct has not changed.
Bright orange cards will be sent in the mail to notify you of your current voting location and precinct. They'll go out at the end of this month.
Masich says for those who have sent in applications by that time, absentee ballots will start going out October 2nd, and in-person absentee early voting at the Summit County Board of Elections will also start on October 2nd.
On the Web: Summit County Board of Elections, www.summitcountyboe.com
Summit County Board of Elections Polling Place Lookup, www.summitcountyboe.com/WebApps/pollfinder.aspx