Polling places relocated in 3 townships

Polling places in three townships in the county have been moved, following a meeting of the Lycoming County Board of Elections Thursday morning.

The relocations in Loyalsock, Jackson and Wolf townships will take effect in time for this year’s general election on Nov. 4, according to Sandra Adams, the county’s director of elections.

Registered voters in the affected areas will be notified by mail prior to the election, Adams said, adding that signs also will be placed on the old polling facilities during the upcoming election and next year’s primary election to redirect voters unaware of the changes.

For Loyalsock Township’s seventh precinct, the new polling place is the Greenview Alliance Church, 1955 Warrensville Road, Montoursville.

Adams told the board that the former polling place for that precinct no longer is available because it is being leased by the Loyalsock Township School District.

In Jackson Township, the new polling place is the Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, 741 Brick Church Road, Liberty.

That location was chosen because of its indoor plumbing and the presence of restrooms. Some poll workers have to work 15 hours on election day, Adams said.

In Wolf Township, the new polling place is the Hughesville Friends Church, 137 South Third St., Hughesville.

Adams said the church will better accommodate the five voting machines that were too close together at the former, smaller facility. The church also comes with increased parking, resolving an issue at the old location, according to Adams.

In other announcements, Adams told the board that voters will not be asked to produce photo identification at the polls unless they are voting for the first time or for the first time in that precinct.

She also announced changes to the state House of Representatives district map that became effective in January.

Clinton and Woodward townships as well as Montgomery Borough are now part of the 83rd district, which is represented by state Rep. Rick Mirabito, D-Williamsport.

Hepburn and Lycoming townships moved to the 84th district, which is represented by state Rep. Garth Everett, R-Muncy.

Gregg and White Deer townships in Union County moved to the 84th district.

Oct 6. is the last day to register to vote before the general election.