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Final four York County polling sites finalized ahead of Election Day

Lindsey O'Laughlin
York Dispatch

New locations for four of York County's 161 polling places were announced in recent weeks ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Two of the polling sites will be temporary, officials said, and the other two will be permanent moves. 

York County President Commissioner Julie Wheeler said voters affected by the changes would receive updated voter registration cards.

"These are two locations that, for certain reasons, the original polling location is unable to be open on Election Day," Wheeler said of the temporary locations.

Spring Garden Township's 4th Ward polling place will be temporarily relocated to an event tent at Box Hill Mansion, 1501 Copper Beach Drive. This polling location is usually at the Grumbacher Sport and Fitness Center at York College.

And the Springettsbury District 6 polling place will be temporarily relocated to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 18 Cinema Drive. During the primary, this polling place was at Yorkshire Elementary School.

There are also two permanent relocations.

Voters exit Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church after voting in the Primary Election in York Township, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

In Franklintown, voters will now cast their ballots at Franklintown United Brethren in Christ Church, 10 N. Baltimore St. The previous location was at the borough fire station.

And in York Township's 4th Ward, Precinct 1, voters will now cast their ballots at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive. This is just down the road from the former polling place, Temple Beth Israel.

York County has a full complement of about 1,000 poll workers secured for Election Day, and Wheeler has said the county is prepared for voters to safely cast their ballots in person on Election Day, if that's what they choose to do.

Polling location information is available on the county website at yorkcountypa.gov.

As of Monday, county election officials had sent out nearly 90,000 mail-in ballots to voters, and there was a line at the county's administrative center in York City to drop off completed ballots.

Voters who still wish to vote by mail must request their mail-in ballot by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the correct time of the deadline to request a mail-in ballot. It is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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