Lincoln County Clerk, Crystal Hall reminds all of the 34,466 registered voters in Lincoln County that Tuesday, April 2, 2013 will be the General Municipal Election and at this time is the only election scheduled for the year. Voters in the Troy, Clopton, and Wright City School Districts will elect school board members while those in Elsberry School District will elect board members and vote on a bond issue. Voters in the Winfield School District also have a bond issue to decide. All of the voters residing within city limits or in a village of the county will elect aldermen/trustees with a few unexpired terms for other city offices on the ballot as well. The Elsberry Special Road District will also elect one commissioner. Watch the local papers for the Notice of Election to be published at the end of March. You may also view the sample ballots on line at www.lcclerk.com by clicking on the elections tab, or come to Room 104 of the Lincoln County Courthouse for a paper copy of a sample ballot.
Some changes have been made to the polling places within the county since the November General Election. In order to improve accessibility for voters, the Brussells Precinct will now vote at the Asbury Family Life Center in the gymnasium.
In the southeast corner of the county the Ethlyn Precinct will merge with the Old Monroe Precinct. Voters will go to the Old Monroe Knights of Columbus Hall to cast their ballots. Voting will take place in the meeting room on the north end of the Knights of Columbus Hall.
In the northwest corner of the county, voters in Waverly Township whose precinct was known as Louisville have been divided along the north fork of Cuivre River. Those voters residing on the north side of the river will now vote at the Whiteside Community Building, those on the south side of the river will vote in Millwood at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
These changes have been made to facilitate greater accessibility to the polling places and create a better environment for voters to exercise their very precious right. These moves also free up voting equipment that will be used to expedite the process in the more populous precincts. Historically, the April Election does not garner a high turn-out in Lincoln County, so these changes were made now to help everyone involved prepare for a busier election schedule next year. As always if you are unsure where you vote or have any questions, please call the voter registration office at (636)462-8090.