Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday; photo ID needed to vote

Published 3:00 am Saturday, November 1, 2014

With the general election Tuesday, Probate Judge Wes Allen said voters should be carrying a valid form of identification and be aware of which polling place they should report to in order to cast their votes.

Allen said a voter’s polling place is dictated by his address within the county. The precinct lines are not dictated by the probate’s office, but instead by the Pike County Commission, Allen said.

“It’s according to where they live,” Allen said. “Every 10 years we have a census and the Pike County Commission looks at and sees if any of them need to be redrawn. The lines were redrawn in 2010, but we’ve already voted in these precinct lines so they should know where to go.”

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There are 34 active polling places across Pike County, and if a voter is either unsure of where to go to vote or has gone to the wrong polling place, Allen said poll workers should be able to instruct him.

“Workers should have an iPad with them and should be able to pull up their registration,” Allen said. “We’ve been using the iPads have been there before the last election. I feel like we’ve had them since November 2012.” A voter should be sure to bring a valid photo identification card, which Allen said could be anything from a passport or a driver’s license. “Poll workers should make sure everybody has a voter’s ID,” Allen said. “Normally, it’s a driver’s license or a passport or photo id.”

Allen said the precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, and will not close at any point during the day.