Northampton gains two new polling sites

Published 10:32 am Friday, September 17, 2010

JACKSON – Thanks to federal funding, Northampton County voters can enjoy two additional one-stop voting locations for the Nov. 2 general election.

Susie Squire, Director of the Northampton County Board of Elections, was recently notified of a HAVA (Help America Vote Act) grant in the amount of $5,777.58. The notification came from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

According to the state board’s letter, the money is earmarked for the staffing of two additional one-stop voting locations in Northampton County as well as to pay the rent on the facilities used for those two new polling places.

Squire announced that the new one-stop sites will be located at the EE Odom Center in Gaston (221 Craige Street) and the Conway Woman’s Club (220 Hundley Circle) in Conway.

The one-stop voting process begins on Oct. 14 at these two new locations. Weekday hours are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. Both locations will be open from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.

One-stop voting will also take place at the traditional site – the Northampton Board of Elections Office, located at the J.W. Faison Administration Building on NC 305 north of Jackson. Voting there will be conducted during normal business hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30.

For more information, contact Squire at 534-5681.

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Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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