April 16, 2019 10:47:34 AM
Four Lowndes County voting precincts have been renamed or relocated ahead of county elections in August.
The Hunt voting precinct, located in the former Hunt High School that was damaged in a Feb. 23 tornado, will move permanently to the Stephens Chapel Life Center at 2008 Seventh Ave. N., Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Theresa Barksdale told county supervisors during their regular meeting Monday. The Propst Park and Hunt voting precincts will permanently combine and will collectively be referred to as the Hunt precinct.
The Carrier Lodge precinct will move to the Boy Scouts building at 221 Second Ave. N. The name will remain the same. The National Guard Armory precinct will be permanently relocated to the Southside Missionary Baptist Church Life Center at 100 Nashville Ferry Road E., and will be known as the Southside Church precinct.
The Union Academy precinct, which was relocated to 15th Street Church of God In Christ last year, will now officially be referred to as the 15th Street Church precinct.
The roughly 10,000 residents affected by the changes will receive new voter registration cards and a notification by mail of a change to their voting precinct, Barksdale said. The changes will be in effect before the Aug. 6 county elections.
1. Rotary speaker: It's high time Mississippi legalizes medical marijuana COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Ward 4 race swells to five candidates COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. County officials weigh 'what' and 'when' issues for sports complex COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY