Precinct problems continue for township voters

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CLEARFIELD, Pa. (WTAJ)– Voters in Bradford Township, Clearfield County will still have to vote at the same polling places as they did in November.

Pennsylvania Department of State officials determined the new precinct map did not follow census block lines.

The Clearfield County Board of Elections held a special meeting Friday to discuss how it will move forward.

The county has to decide to follow that directive or follow a court order.

“We really are looking to get this resolved, for the citizens of Bradford Township, they’ve been working for over a year now to get this resolved so they could have the precinct lines be more convenient for the voters out there,” commissioner Mark McCracken said.

The county is waiting on a response from the Department of State, but say a decision will be in place in time for the November general election.

This all started after the 2016 presidential election.

The Clearfield County elections office found around 400 registered voters in the township were voting at the wrong place.

Residents filed a petition to get the precinct map redrawn.

In February, a judge approved that map and ordered it be enforced.

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