Augusta voters accustomed to voting at Woodlawn United Methodist Church will have a new polling place for the May 22 general primary and special election.
Woodlawn cited security concerns related to the daycare center it operates at the church in a request to no longer host a polling place, Richmond County Board of Elections Executive Director Lynn Bailey said.
The voters’ new polling location will be 1.2 miles away at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.
“There is plenty of parking and interior space is more than adequate,” Bailey said of the historic city-owned meeting hall.
The Precinct 307 voters, who live in the Summerville area roughly between Highland Avenue and Metcalf Street, will join two other voting precincts – the Country Club Hills and West End areas – that already vote at Julian Smith, she said.
The elections board approved the change at a Monday meeting. The new location will be advertised and signs will be posted on election day to notify voters.