NORRISTOWN — With less than one month until the primary election, members of the Montgomery County Board of Elections unanimously authorized the last set of changes to polling places during a virtual meeting.
Ken Lawrence, Jr., who serves as chairman of the election board, expressed his gratitude those working in the Montgomery County Office of Voter Services to accommodate the relocations.
“I know moving these polling places can be very difficult. Quite frankly, we are running out of places to have polling locations,” he said. “So I appreciate all the hard work the staff has put into this.”
Election officials authorize a series of relocations to area polling places on April 28 ahead of the May 18 primary election.
Nearly 40 polling places have been moved ahead of the May 18 election over the past month, according to the voter services office website, www.montcopa.org/753/Voter-Services. The latest adjustments impacted 11 locations in Abington, Collegeville, Lower Merion, Springfield and Upper Moreland.
Election officials approved 12 spots on April 9 and 15 on April 1.
John Marlatt, solicitor for the county’s election board, said Tuesday that officials have coordinated with stakeholders from respective polling place locations as well as representatives from local Democrat and Republican committees.
He added that voters would soon expect to receive a new voter identification card informing them of the change and providing a new address.
Those interested in voting must be registered by May 3. For more information, visit the county voter services website at www.montcopa.org/753/Voter-Services.