WIUM Local
4:12 pm
Tue May 3, 2005

County Considers Campus Polling Place

Macomb, IL – McDonough County will hold a public hearing before deciding whether to move one of its polling places onto Western's campus. County Clerk Florine Miller says a delegation from WIU asked the county board for a bigger polling place that would be easier for them to get to. Part of Western Hall has been suggested because of its roominess and because of easy handicapped access. Last November's election was marked by a heavy turnout and long waits in the precincts that have mostly WIU students. The hearing will be June 6 at 6 p.m., when most WIU students will be away from campus.