Seven Local Polling Sites Moved Due to Coronavirus Concerns

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the state’s effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced the relocation of polling places held in senior-care centers in advance of Tuesday’s primary.

More than 140 voting sites across the state have been moved, including sevenin the region. 

“Obviously, that’s a big step and it requires a lot of work — and our county boards of elections are working to do that right now, as we speak,” LaRose said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

Locally, two sites in Mahoning County, one in Trumbull County and four in Columbiana County have been  moved. 

In Mahoning County, voters who were to cast their ballot at Copeland Oaks Lakeshore at 800 S. 15th St. in Sebring will instead go to Heritage Oaks Banquet Center, 230 S. 12th St., and voters at Shepherd of the Valley-Poland at 9111 Sharrott Road will go to Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 10111 Market St. in North Lima. 

In Trumbull County, voters at Shepherd of the Valley in Howland, 4100 N. River Road N.E., will instead go to the Howland Township Administration building. 

The four Columbiana County polling places are:

  • Blossom Nursing Home at 109 Blossom Lane in Salem, moved to Perry Township Road Department at 1230 Depot Road in Salem.
  • Gateway West at 500 Main St. in Wellsville, moved to Wellsville High School at 1 Bengal Blvd.
  • Harmony Village Social Room at 903 S. Main St. in Columbiana, moved to Columbiana Public Library, 322 N. Middle St.
  • Smith Center at 504 E. 4th St. in Salem, moved to Memorial Building, 785 E. State. St.

A full list of relocated polling sites in Ohio is available here. Voters can also search their address to find their voting site using the “Find Your Voting Location” button. 

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