Edmonson County Clerk Kevin M. Alexander said that beginning with the upcoming General Election, the polling place at Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department will be re-opened.
“The precinct boundary separating the Wingfield voters and South Edmonson Elementary voters is Alexander Creek Road, on the north and south side,” Alexander said. “Anyone on the west side of North Alexander Creek Road or South Alexander Creek Road will now vote in Wingfield, while residents on the east side of those roads will remain in Chalybeate at South Edmonson Elementary.”
A Precinct Establishment Order submitted to the State Board of Elections was approved that split District One, and voters in that district are now registered at the appropriate locations. Clerk Alexander said that anyone who had a question regarding where their polling place is can the Clerk’s Office at 270/597-2624.
Alexander went on to note that where a person lives is where they vote.
“Wherever you reside 51% of the time is where you will vote,” he said.
Alexander said he is glad the polling place has been re-opened.
“South Edmonson Elementary School has a great facility, but it was nowhere near centrally located within the precinct. Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department has a great building in a location that helps many people in that part of the county,” the clerk said. “We (the Election Board) felt this was something that would benefit the community and encourage voting.”
If you're still unsure of whether you'll vote at South Edmonson or Wingfield, check out the maps below.