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Hogansville approves second voting precinct

The Hogansville City Council approved a second voting precinct at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The precinct, which will be at St. Paul AME Church, has been discussed for months and was approved unanimously. Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz noted that Troup County, which has been asked to approved $4,000 to advertise the new precinct, was waiting on Hogansville to do its part before moving part.

The county did not take action on the precinct during its commission meeting on Tuesday. County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews said the county did not receive official word from Hogansville that it had approved the precinct in time for its meeting. The county meets again on May 27.

Hogansville expects the cost for the voting precinct to be roughly $6,000 per election, with that cost factored into the Fiscal Year 22 budget.

Hogansville’s current voting precinct is at the Hogansville Public Library. If approved, Hogansville’s voting precincts would essentially be split by East Main Street, with the citizens to the south going to St. Paul and the citizens living north going to the library to vote.

County commissioners had expressed concerns on May 4 over how it was determined that Hogansville, the third largest precinct, needed another voting location while others did not.