Aid, Mason citizens can vote at courthouse

Published 11:36 am Tuesday, May 4, 2010

While it continues to impede motorists, high water in Lawrence County is also causing problems at the polls in Aid and Mason townships.

Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Charles Cooper issued a court order early Tuesday that will allow registered voters from these two townships to cast their ballots at the Lawrence County Courthouse.

The normal polling place at Symmes Valley High School is still open but some residents may have a difficult time getting there due to flooding and road closures, said Eric Bradshaw, deputy director of the Lawrence County Board of Elections.

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This change may even be the first of its kind for Lawrence County.

“I have never heard of it happening here,” Bradshaw said. “We came close a few years back.”

ason and Aid residents who visit the courthouse will have to cast their votes provisionally. Like the others across the county, these polls will remain open until 7:30 p.m.

“The reason for provisional is because that way they cannot vote twice,” Bradshaw said.