Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Monroe Voting Precinct Moving To Monroe Fire Department

Overton County voters in the Monroe precinct will be voting at the Monroe Fire Department for this year’s election cycle.

The Overton County Election Commission approved the move Friday. Election Administrator Craig Story said voting took place at the community center, but the building will be torn down.

“We’ve been up there and looked at the fire hall and they have agreed to make the fire hall available for voting in the 2022 cycle,” Story said. “I’ve spoken with the state election office to make sure there wasn’t any glitches are hiccups so we are good on that end.”

Story said the location has the appropriate facilities to hold an election. Story said after the approval, he will conduct a handicap accessibility survey.

The old community center will be replaced with a new facility through a $50,000 T-Mobile Hometown Grant Overton County received. Story said once the new center is complete, the voting precinct will likely move back.

“I actually spoke with Ben (Danner) this morning just to see where they are at,” Danner said. “They’ve not began doing anything up there at the community center. It sounds like it will be a really nice facility once they get everything completed. We’ll have somewhere that is accessible to our voters.”

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