The Board of Elections approved a motion June 4, pending the approval of Anson County Schools Superintendent Greg Firn and the state school superintendent, that would move voting in some precincts to the local elementary school instead of the fire department. There were problems with access for the disabled at some of the stations.
Voters in Ansonville would move to Ansonville Elementary School. Voters in Morven and McFarlan would cast ballots at Morven Elementary School.
Peachland-Polkton Elementary School would be the new polling place for voters in those towns and Lilesville Elementary School would serve as the election site for Lilesville.
There was some disagreement between those present over the protocol. Director Tasha Coleman believed the action was a courtesy and the board automatically had the right to move those polls. Board member James Paxton pushed to make the motion "pending."
"I like that idea," board member Nancy Davis said.
"So we're trying to get all the precincts consistent?" Anson County Republican chairwoman Donna Wells, who was present in the audience, asked the board. She then affirmed she thought the move was "good."
"I'm trying to get an appointment date with Dr. Firn," Coleman said Tuesday. She believes they will be able to meet sometime next week.
The board also discussed how the county's fiscal woes were affecting them. A $1,000 part-time cut was proposed in the new budget and mileage compensation was reduced the same amount.
Proposed training funds were $3,300, down from Coleman's desired $5,300.
The board still hopes to have a voter registration drive at People Fest. The next meeting will be July 7 at 5 p.m. in the basement of the new county offices.