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Fleming and Lewis Plan Precinct Changes For Special Election

CBS Detroit

Voters in Fleming and Lewis counties will see a change in select precincts for the March 3 special election.

Fleming County Clerk Jarrod Fritz said the mayor's office, public valuation administration, Fleming County Water and Woodmen of the World precincts, which are normally housed in the Fleming County High School during voting hours, will be held in the Fleming County Extension Office.

"School is in session on that day," Fritz said. "It doesn't close for a special election, so we had to move those precincts."

Fritz said the change will only be for the March 3 election hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. All other precincts will remain the same.

Fritz said he does not expect a large turnout for the election, which is being held to fill the unexpired term of former State Senator Walter Blevins, who resigned his seat Jan. 4 after being elected to serve as Rowan County judge-executive in the November 2014 general election.

The two candidates seeking election to the seat are Democrat Kelly Caudill of Mason County and Republican Steve West of Bourbon County.

"We don't have a lot of people who seem to realize there is an election happening," Fritz said. "I'm expecting maybe 400 people."

In Lewis County, Clerk Glenda Himes said Laurel Elementary precinct, which is housed in the gymnasium, will remain in the school, but be moved to the cafeteria.

Vanceburg precincts one, two, three and four will be moved from the Lewis County Central Elementary School gymnasium to the Lewis County Middle School.

"We have a hallway and two entrances that we will use," Himes said. "It is kind of closed off, so it will be away from the children."

The precinct change will only take place during the March 3 election.

Both Fritz and Himes said if anyone has any questions about the March 3 election or where voting will take place, calls can be placed to their offices.

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