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Summit County to add polling locations
Board of elections received complaints of long lines in November
by WKSU's GRANT ENGLE

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The Summit County Board of Elections is looking to add precincts after voters complained about long lines on election day.
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The board of elections plans to increase the number of precincts in Summit County before the May primary.

But first, it must figure out how many new polling stations voters need and how much it will cost.

Kim Zurz is the deputy director of the Summit County Board of Elections. She says the first step is to wait for cities to redraw their ward boundaries, and then create precincts within those lines.

Kim Zurz talks about ideal voter-to-precinct ratio

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“I think we’re looking at anywhere from 950 to 1,050 registered voters in a precinct, which would be much more manageable for our booth workers and for the voters, which is who we should be taking into consideration first.” 

Between the 2012 primary and the November general election, the county shrank from 475 precincts to 298, and the board received complaints after the presidential election about long lines at polling places in Akron and Cuyahoga Falls.

The board’s proposed 2013 budget is $4.1 million, which must be approved by county council. Zurz says it’s hard to tell if the board will have to request more money to pay for the additional precincts.

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