(LAWRENCE CO.) – The Lawrence County Election board met on Friday afternoon to get ready for the upcoming election in November.
Interest in the election continues to grow, with many calling the Voter Regristration office with questions and concerns over the upcoming election.
There have been a total of 400 applications already sent out ahead of the General Election requesting absentee mail-in ballots.
The biggest concern right now for election officials is making sure there are enough workers to run the six voting centers that were approved during the meeting on Friday afternoon.
The Lawrence County Election Board approved an ammendment to have six voting centers which include:
- Lawrence County Courthouse – 916 15th Street, Bedford
- Parkview Intermediate School – 2024 16th Street, Bedford
- Needmore Elementary School – 278 Trogdon Lane, Bedford
- Bedford North Lawrence High School – 595 N. Stars Blvd., Bedford
- Mitchell Community Center – 101 Tom Green Drive, Mitchell
- Lawrence County Fairgrounds – 11265 U.S. 50 West, Bedford
Early voting will take place from October 6th to November 2nd, 2020 at the Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza, located at 918 16th Street Suite 200, Bedford.
The following Early Vote Center locations will be open for early voting on October 24th and October 31st from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
- Lawrence County Courthouse Plaza at Courthouse Plaza 918 16th Street.
- Mitchell Community Center at 101 Tom Green Drive, in Mitchell.
“We would like to be able to provide all ten voting centers, however, with poll workers who normally work the polls concerned with COVID-19, the ability to have enough poll workers is a concern. A large number of voters are expected for the November General Election and we will try and have six voting centers available. But, this might have to be changed if we cannot get enough poll workers,” said Lawrence County Clerk Billie Tumey.
Anyone wishing to work this General Election is encouraged to call Voter Registration now and let them know you will be willing to work.
“We need to know sooner rather than later the number of workers so we can plan quickly and make adjustments as needed,” said Tumey.
The Lawrence County Clerk is also looking at costs for a local printing company to print ballots for the election due to a large amount of requests for these ballots.
Anyone willing to work or have questions concerning the election call 812-277-2036.