Exciting news for voters in McClain County concerning early voting for all elections being held in 2022.
That’s the word from McClain County Election Board Secretary Karen Haley.
Voters who wish to vote early will now be doing so at the McClain County Farm-Home Community Center located at 1721 Hardcastle Boulevard in Purcell.
County voters have been coming to the election board office to vote early for many years, but election board officials report they have outgrown the small space.
Conducting early voting at the Community Center will have many advantages, Mrs. Haley reports.
The room is very large so officials will be able to accommodate a lot more voters. This should cut down on the extremely long lines we have experienced in the past. The parking lot will also be a great improvement for voters. Parking around the courthouse has always been very limited, but the Community Center Building has a large parking lot with many handicapped spaces up close.
February will be the first election voters will be able to cast their ballots early at the new location. Early voting dates are February 3 and February 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voting will take place in the large room on the north end of the building that shares parking with the McClain County Expo Center and Fairgrounds.
There is a road construction project that currently has closed the north end of Hardcastle Boulevard. Voters will have to turn west off of Green Avenue onto Chandler Road then turn north onto Hardcastle Boulevard right behind Walmart.
The McClain County Ag Services Building is approximately .4 of a mile north on Hardcastle.
“We will have signs clearly posted at the large entry gate to direct voters to the right location,” Mrs. Haley reports.
Voters are reminded not to pull into the small parking lot on the east side of the Ag Services Building. They need to continue north past the building to the large parking lot marked with signs. There will also be signs on the large glass entryway to direct voters.
“We are very excited to be able to offer the voters this new location and we hope it is a great experience for all. Please call the McClain County Election Board office if you have any questions,” Mrs. Haley said.
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