Changes Planned for School Board Elections

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By Katie Stinson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Voters in the Cedar Rapids School District can expect changes in polling places for the school board election this September.

The Linn County auditor is setting up five vote centers for the Cedar Rapids school district, instead of having voters go to a set precinct.
The centers will be at the four Cedar Rapids high schools, Kennedy, Washington, Metro, Jefferson, and also the new education and leadership center. Officials hope this will help increase voter turnout and use the tax payers' money more efficiently.

"You can pick any one of the vote centers so you don't have to go to just one, you can pick one that's convenient to you, on your way to work, convenient on your way home, so we hope that makes it more convenient for voters," Deputy Commissioner of Elections, Tim Box said.

If the new vote centers turn out to be successful they will also be used in other special, school board, and city elections.

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