Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Edmonson County Clerk Kevin Alexander says the county election board is in the final stages with the State Board of Elections that are necessary to re-open the Wingfiled voting precinct, which will be located at the Wingfield Fire Department.
Alexander said that Kim Morrow from the BRADD office recently redrew the precinct map at the direction of the Edmonson County Election Board , which included the new Wingfield precinct.
"I don't see any issues with what's been done so far and don't see any reason why the state board won't approve the new precinct," said Clerk Alexander.
He also estimated that the final approval should come no later than the end of August, which would allow Wingfield residents to be able to vote in their own community for the upcoming general election in November.
"We had some Wingfield residents driving up to 12 miles one way to South Edmonson to vote," Alexander said. "Of course, it's a nice facility, but it's also the largest voting district in the county. Folks were driving out of their way to stand in a long line to vote, then drive up to 12 miles back. It's frustrating to voters and we need to do all we can to see that our residents have the best and most convenient opportunities to vote."
If approved, the new voting precinct will be divided at Alexander Creek Road. If you once voted at Wingfield, but were moved to Chalybeate in 2014, you should be able to return there again once approved. You can also call the County Clerk's Office with any questions at 270-597-2624.