Forsyth County Seeking Public Feedback On Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes, Advance Voting Hours and Days
The Forsyth County Board of Voter Registrations & Elections (BRE) is seeking resident feedback on proposed precinct and polling place changes, as well as the days and hours provided for Advance Voting during the 2022 election cycle. Both topics will be discussed by the BRE in their regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. and are set to be voted on during a special called meeting on Friday, Feb. 11 at noon. Both meetings will be held at the Voter Registrations & Elections Office at 1201 Sawnee Dr., and both are open to the public.
Proposed Precinct and Polling Place Changes:
The BRE proposes to change the boundaries of certain voting precincts resulting in the creation of additional precincts and additional Election Day polling places. If approved, these changes will result in 28 election day precincts and polling places in Forsyth County.
“After each election cycle, the board and department staff analyze the current precinct lines and polling places to determine if any adjustments are needed prior to the next election cycle,” said Director of Voter Registrations & Elections Mandi Smith. “Many discussions have taken place since the last election cycle on how to best accommodate our growing voter population throughout the County and one proposed solution is to open additional election day polling places.”
To learn about the proposed changes to precincts and polling places and submit input online, please visit www.forsythco.com/vote.
Advance Voting Hours, Days for 2022 Election Cycle:
The BRE will discuss a schedule for Advance Voting for the 2022 election cycle, including the Advance Voting locations, opening dates and voting hours for each location.
“The Board of Voter Registrations & Elections is tasked with setting the Advance Voting locations, hours and days for each election cycle,” said Smith. “They are interested in the ideas and thoughts from voters regarding Advance voting hours as well as Sunday voting day options for the upcoming election cycle.”
To provide input online regarding Advance Voting hours and days, please visit www.forsythco.com/vote.
The public can submit their input online for both the proposed precinct and polling place changes and Advance Voting days and hours on the Forsyth County website through 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10. Comments can also be addressed with the Elections Office in person or by phone at (770) 781-2118 through noon on Feb. 11. During their regular monthly meeting on Feb. 1 and again at their special called meeting on Feb. 11, the BRE will review all feedback received. There will be an opportunity for public comment on both of these topics during both meetings.
For more information regarding voting and elections in Forsyth County, please visit forsythco.com/vote.