Elections board finalizing voting plan

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:55 PM

The Vance County Board of Elections is finalizing a one-stop voting plan for November.

Chairman Kevin Kilgore said the plan, due by the end of July, would help accommodate changes in the local voting schedule.

“This year we are required to keep the same amount of voting hours as 2010 with less days,” he said.

In the past, the board has administered 14 days of voting with 238 hours, but they will only get about 10 days this year.

He said the one-stop plan will stress absentee voting to get people casting ballots earlier.

The elections’ office could also expand its hours which are normally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Currently, voting will take place at the Henderson Operations Center and at the Board of Elections building. Kilgore said the board is looking to add an voting site.

At the next board meeting, members will make final decisions on the one-stop plan and where to add the new voting location.

Contact the writer at dhairston@hendersondispatch.com.