Board eyes eliminating two voting precincts
by Nikki Wiley
August 04, 2013 10:44 PM | 3789 views | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KENNESAW — Kennesaw voters will have two fewer places to vote this fall if the Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration approves a proposed change in precincts.

The Board of Elections will take up the changes at 4 p.m. today at its meeting at 736 Whitlock Ave. Suite 400, Marietta.

The changes would eliminate Martha Moore Education Center, at 6997 Keene St. NW near Cobb Parkway north of Kennesaw Due West Road, and New Beginnings United Methodist, at 2925 Mack Dobbs Road also off of Cobb Parkway south of Jim Owens Road, as voting locations, said Janine Eveler, elections director.

Martha Moore is no longer available as a precinct because it was closed by the Cobb Board of Education, Eveler said.

Many people who voted at the Martha Moore Education Center will be moved to the Ben Robertson Community Center, at 2753 Watts Drive, which is between the two closed precincts off Cobb Parkway.

Some voters who have used New Beginnings United Methodist will vote at the club house in Legacy Park near Jiles Road.

Some Marietta voters also will see a change in their precincts, if approved, but no voting locations will be completely dissolved.

Eveler said voters who use Zion Baptist Church located at 165 Lemon St., by North Marietta Parkway and Turner Chapel AME Church at 492 North Marietta Parkway near Fairground Street could be shuffled between the two locations.

The Board of Elections will mail new voter registration cards to residents affected by the changes if they are approved. Cards will be mailed at least 30 days before the election.

Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews is on board with the proposed change and says it could save the city up to $2,000 per municipal election.

He hopes the new locations will be easier to find than those being discontinued, but admits the switch could be difficult for some.

“I think any time you have change, you have potential for confusion,” Mathews said.

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August 05, 2013
Yep, here we go!
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