Instead of traditional polling places held in Church rec rooms or in people’s garages, the city of Phoenix has launched 26 dedicated “voting centers” for its upcoming city elections that will replace the city’s 128 polling places.
The voting centers will be open the three business days prior to and including Election Day on Tuesday, August 30th.
Phoenix is the first city in Arizona to move to voting centers.
The change might catch some off guard. But Meyer said the city has worked hard to make sure voters are aware of the new system.
“We’ve done a tremendous amount to inform the public,” he said.
What do you think? Many voters across the U.S. are used to their polling place being located nearby, even walking distance, from their homes. Many even have their polling location at one consistent location election after election?
How would this affect your Get-Out-the-Vote efforts?
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