Lawrence County supervisors heard a progress update from Lawrence County Circuit Clerk Sandy Brister on a new voting location in District 3. A portable building is being installed on the corner of the Topeka-Tilton Attendance Center campus to accommodate voters in the area.
The voting place is moving out of the school facility due to COVID-19 concerns as school starts back and the need to keep the public from moving in and out of the building.
Brister and supervisors plan to have the new facility ready in time for the Sept. 22 special election for State Senate District 39. The facility will be used again in November for the U.S. presidential election.
Brister also presented a resignation from District 3 Election Commissioner Robbie Delaughter and asked board members to appoint Shante Killingsworth to the position. The board approved both requests. Killingsworth is the only candidate that qualified to run in the November election for the position.
Monticello Mayor Martha Watts reported that testing will continue on the Pearl River to determine sewage levels in the water.
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