The Johnston County Board of Elections has asked the State Board of Elections for permission to relocate five voting precincts and consolidate 12 precincts into six in time for the March primaries.
Johnston proposes to move the following precincts:
South Boon Hill – from the Brogden Fire Station to Tee’s Chapel Free Will Church.
North Clayton 1 – from the Clayton Fire Station to Hocutt Baptist Church.
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East Smithfield – from the Smithfield Town Hall to First Baptist Church Ministry Center on South Fourth Street.
Southeast Cleveland – from the Cleveland Fire Station to Oakland Presbyterian Church.
South Clayton – from the Mount Calvary Baptist Church to Christ Community Church.
Johnston wants to consolidate the following precincts because early voting has reduced the number of people coming to the polls on election day:
North Clayton 1 and 2; West Clayton 1 and 2; North Cleveland 1 and 2; North Smithfield 1 and 2; Archer Lodge and Flowers Plantation; and Southeast Cleveland and Southwest Cleveland.