Putnam County streamlines polling locations


By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@limanews.com



Karen Lammers, Putnam County Board of Elections director, stands next to new voting equipment that was purchased for the county.

Karen Lammers, Putnam County Board of Elections director, stands next to new voting equipment that was purchased for the county.


Jennifer Peryam | The Lima News

OTTAWA — The Putnam County Board of Elections recently approved reducing the number of polling locations in the county from 18 to 12 to make voting quicker and more efficient.

“The county received new voting equipment, so the board decided to combine polling locations to save the county money,” said Karen Lammers, Putnam County Board of Elections director.

The locations will be streamlined for the Nov. 5 election, when the new voting equipment will be used at the new polling locations. She said the new voting equipment will allow for a quicker and smoother voting process.

Lammers said the previous voting equipment was outdated, and the county paid for employees to train on the new equipment in August.

Early voting begins Oct. 8, and voters are asked to bring their driver’s license and vote at the Putnam County Board of Elections, 575 Ottawa Glandorf Road, Ottawa. Absentee voting applications can be obtained online at putnamcountyohio.gov.

New polling locations and precincts include:

Arthur Lugibihl Community Center: Pandora Corporation, Riley Township

Columbus Grove American Legion: Columbus Grove Corporation, Sugar Creek and Pleasant Townships

Continental Fire Station: Monroe Township, Continental

Fogle Center: Blanchard Township, Leipsic Corporation and Van Buren Township

Glandorf Town Hall: Glandorf Corporation

Kalida Fish and Game: Greensburg Township

Kalida Outreach Center: Kalida Corporation and Union Township

Municipal Building North: Ottoville Corporation and Monterey Township

Old Fort Jennings School: Jennings Township

Putnam County YMCA: Ottawa Corps. 1, 2 and 3 and Ottawa Township East and West

St. Barbara Parish Hall: Jackson and Perry Townships

St. Nicholas Parish Hall: Liberty and Palmer Townships

Karen Lammers, Putnam County Board of Elections director, stands next to new voting equipment that was purchased for the county.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/05/web1_Election1.jpgKaren Lammers, Putnam County Board of Elections director, stands next to new voting equipment that was purchased for the county. Jennifer Peryam | The Lima News

By Jennifer Peryam

jperyam@limanews.com

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