Township polling place moved

ALPENA TOWNSHIP — Voters in Precincts No. 4 and No. 5 in the Charter Township of Alpena will need to vote during the special election on Tuesday at a new polling location after the original site was deemed unusable because of a breakout of black mold.

The township was forced to take quick action to find a new polling location only days before the vote takes place, after learning of the issue Wednesday.

At a special meeting today, the township Board of Trustees passed a proclamation which will allow for the polling place to be moved from the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District office to the township’s South Side fire station across the street.

State law provides that a legislative body can not move, abolish or establish a polling place within 60 days of the election, unless the polling place has been damaged, destroyed, or rendered inaccessible or unusable as a polling place. In this case, the AMA-ESD was determined to be unusable.

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