Polling Place Changes in Chatham County

Next Tuesday, you'll be watching your vote count. But be careful: are you sure you know where you have to vote?

"We have relocated four of our polls," said Russell Bridges with the Chatham County Board of Elections.

For instance, if you once cast your ballot at Savannah Country Day school, you'd now make your vote count at Heritage Park off White Bluff Road. And that's not the only change.

Other polling precincts have moved as well. If you usually vote at Massie Heritage, you'll now go to the Rose of Sharon. Another change: voting at the Landings administrative office will now take place at Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. And finally, if you once cast your ballot at Oglethorpe Academy, you'll now vote at the Temple of Glory Community Church.

Board of Election officials say they had no choice but to move locations. One reason is security: too many people coming and going from a school campus.

But mainly, there just isn't enough space. "In each case, we've outgrown the facility, but we've found something that's close by, and is equal or better," said Bridges.

And if you're still not sure where to vote, double-check your voter registration card. "They sent out cards to anyone registered in those polling places, so they would have been notified that way for certain."

Board of elections officials are already posting signs at the old and new places, advising voters where they need to be next Tuesday. Here are the addresses:

Precinct 3-2: (Formerly held at Massie Heritage)
Voting for all future elections will take place at:
Rose of Sharon
322 East Taylor Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Precinct 4-14: (Formerly held at Landings Assn. Admin Office)
Voting for all future elections will take place at:
Skidaway Island United Methodist Church
54 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

Precinct 6-3: (Formerly held at Savannah Country Day)
Voting for all future elections will take place at:
Heritage Park of Savannah
12825 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31419

Precinct 8-10: (Formerly held at Oglethorpe Academy)
Voting for all future elections will take place at:
Temple of Glory Community Church
1105 Stiles Avenue
Savannah, GA31405

Reported by: Melanie Ruberti, mruberti@wtoc.com