The Alamance County Board of Elections voted to maintain its current four one-stop, or early-vote, locations and add Elon University as an additional location at its July 19 meeting.
Former Alamance County Chief Electoral Officer Kathy Holland gave a presentation on the proposed polling location at the meeting. Holland said Elon University had already approved the use of its South Gym as a one-stop voting location, and that this was not a new partnership between the university and the board of directors. Alamance County elections.
“To give you a little history with Elon, the Alamance County Board of Elections and Elon University have partnered for many years on projects to keep students involved to keep current and clean student voter registration,” Holland said. “We also wanted at some point to have a site on the Elon campus, or near the Elon campus, that would be accessible to the voting population in the western part of Alamance County.”
The council voted unanimously to make Saturday, October 29, Sunday, October 30, and Saturday, November 5, one-stop voting times at all five polling places in the county. On both Saturdays, voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Holland said the county had previously used Holly Hill Shopping Center as a voting site, however, she said that was no longer an option, making Elon University a logical surrogate on the west side of the county. The other four voting sites, according to Holland, are Graham Recreation Center, Mebane Arts and Community Center, Kernodle Senior Center and Elmira Community Center.
Holland said the only expense the county will incur using Elon’s South Gym is about $1,300 in labor to cover the skylights and prevent a glare for voters. The University does not charge any other expenses, Holland said.
The following Election Council The meeting will take place on September 13 at 2 p.m. in the County Commissioners’ Room and will be broadcast live.