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Election changes affect voting locations in Londonderry Township and Highspire

Posted 10/10/18

With the Nov. 6 general election approaching, the Dauphin County Board of Elections announced Tuesday two election district mergers and changes to five other polling places in the …

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Election changes affect voting locations in Londonderry Township and Highspire

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With the Nov. 6 general election approaching, the Dauphin County Board of Elections announced Tuesday two election district mergers and changes to five other polling places in the county. 

Two changes affect area voters.

Londonderry Township 2nd Precinct will move from the Londonderry Township Building, 783 Geyers Church Road, to Londonderry Fire Company, 2655 Foxianna Road.

“The Londonderry Fire Company is viewing this move as a welcome opportunity to conduct food sales in conjunction with Election Day to raise much-needed funds and promote community support of the fire company,” according to a press release from Dauphin County.

Additionally, the parking lot at the fire house is larger than the one at the municipal building, according to the county.

In response to a petition from the Dauphin County Board of Elections, the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas approved merging Highspire Borough’s 1st and 2nd Precincts into a single election district, which will conduct elections out of the Citizens Fire Company at 272 Second St. The fire company previously served as the polling place for the former 1st Precinct.

Voters from the former 2nd Precinct will no longer use the Highspire Borough Building and will vote at the Citizens Fire Company.

The merger will enable the county to better allocate resources for Election Day, including polling place workers and other election materials, according to the press release.