Board of Elections moving offices
Dominic Adams -
Aug. 10, 2006
— Cramped quarters has forced the Putnam County Board
of Elections to find a new and larger location.
Ginger Price asked the Putnam County commissioners to move into
the Annex Building.
building, at 336 E. Main St., houses the Putnam County Women,
Infants and Children program, the American Red Cross and the
Putnam County Educational Service Center.
have a space problem with the new equipment that was brought
in," Price said. "We have to stand them all out in
the hallway to test them and it just wasn’t secure."
of Elections uses two offices in the Putnam County Courthouse.
When the new Putnam County Educational Service Center Skilled
Learning Center opens in August, the ESC will vacate the office.
said they would be able to share the office with the Red Cross,
however, WIC would need to relocate.
County’s 138 computerized voting machines have to be stored
in a certain place, Commissioner Tom Price said.
things have to be stored in a secure area and they have to be
climate controlled," he said.
space is at a premium, Commissioner Vincent Schroeder said.
problem is they’re using two main offices on the first
floor of the courthouse and we told them that was going to be
temporary," he said. "We’re trying to make it
said the Putnam County Common Pleas Court also has asked commissioners
for more space.
of Elections also was featured in Government Technology magazine.
July, the publication discussed how the county’s use of
Geo-Elections WebTools made managing elections easier.
kind of nice Putnam County gets to be first for a change,"
Ginger Price said. "I was thrilled to be featured in the
County is the first in Ohio to put ballots for different municipalities
on the Web.
can be printed out and prevents elections officials from having
to run off copies.
can go ahead and vote and they can take that with them (to the
polls)," Ginger Price said. "Hopefully it would speed
things up a little bit."
http://putnam.noacsc.org/county/ for voting information.