- Consolidating Precincts 10E and 10P, which had voted at Harper Archer Middle and Towns Elementary schools, respectively, and relocating the new consolidated precinct to the Aviation Community Culture Center. The center is between 1.3 and 1.5 miles from the former voting locations. About 2,100 voters are affected.
- Moving Precinct 12F from its current polling site at the John Birdine neighborhood facility to Fulton's Southeast Library, which is 1.8 miles away. About 850 voters are affected.
- Moving Precinct 11C from Fickett Elementary School, which is a distance outside the precinct's boundaries, to the Southwest Art Center, which is across the street from the boundary line. Officials said they recommended this move because of confusion among voters about where to vote, since Fickett is located within the boundaries for Precinct 11B, which votes at the nearby Bunche Middle School. The arts center is located 4.2 miles from the elementary school. About 2,600 voters are affected.
- Move Precincts 10H1 and 10H2 from Peyton Forest Elementary School to the nearby St. Paul's Episcopal Church, which is less than a mile away. About 2,300 voters are affected.
Fulton Director of Elections and Registration Richard Barron said the county typically tries not to disrupt voters’ routines unless necessary. He said the changes were recommended only after careful study. For three of the four proposed changes, early voters in most of those precincts typically accounted for at least one-third of all ballots cast — meaning they weren’t voting at the precinct location on Election Day.
“We do look at things like race, the number of voters in a precinct, early-voting turnout, distance to the new polling location,” Barron said. “We don’t like to move polling places. We like to have consistency so voters know where they can go all the time.”
Barron said the county will notify voters directly about the changes, sending both head-of-household mailings as well as new precinct cards. Registered voters can also look up current voting locations online at the Georgia Secretary of State Office's "my voter page" website: www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
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