Opp decision won’t affect primary

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Opp City Council’s decision to close Opp’s Hardin Street polling place will not affect the June 3, 2014, Alabama Party Primary election, Probate Judge Ben Bowden said Tuesday.

That precinct closed was only being used for municipal elections and has not been used for county elections in several years, Bowden said.

“We haven’t changed any of the county polling places.  Unless you have moved, you will vote in the same place that you voted in the last county-wide election,”  Bowden said. “If you have moved, you need to provide the Board of Registrars with an updated address to be sure you vote in the right place.”

According to Judge Bowden, no poll worker positions have been eliminated at the current Opp precinct, which is at the Adult Activity Center.

“I commend Mayor Bartholomew and Opp City Council for looking for ways to be more efficient and to save taxpayer money.  I just want to be sure that everyone knows where to vote on June 3.”