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Victoria officials close polling site

By Melissa Crowe
Aug. 18, 2014 at 5:42 p.m.
Updated Aug. 18, 2014 at 10:46 p.m.


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• Received 2014 Tobacco Enforcement Program for the Victoria County Sheriff's Office that included funding for 10 stings.

• Approved purchase of 2807 N. Ben Wilson St. for Citizens Medical Center.

Victoria officials are trimming polling places with low turnout and poor handicap access.

The Wilson residence and Kemper City Community Center had previously been cut from the list of polling sites. Victoria County Commissioners approved Monday cutting the polling site at McFaddin.

Under the election guidelines approved last year, voters can cast their ballot at any polling site, including outside their assigned precinct.

Voters have 35 sites to choose from.

McFaddin had 19 Republican voters cast a ballot during the primary and eight in the runoff, according to election records. There were no democratic voters at that box.

"It makes no sense at all to keep open that box," said County Judge Don Pozzi.

Pozzi said it is not inconvenient for voters to drive to another, nearby polling location.

Kemper City lacked heating and air conditioning, and the Wilson residence was unavailable, said Elections Administrator George Matthews.

The next election is set for Nov. 4 and features contested races for county judge, county treasurer, county clerk and district clerk.

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