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Precinct cards going out soon

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Voter precinct cards will be in the mail soon for about 10 percent of Gwinnett voters.

County officials consolidated precinct locations late last year, dropping the number of precincts from 163 to 155 to save money. Another 15 locations were changed for various reasons, said Elections Director Lynn Ledford.

"We understand these changes could cause confusion so we want voters to be aware of the situation. These improvements will help control costs and make us more efficient," Ledford said.

Because of early and absentee voting, she said the changes should not mean longer waits at the polls on Election Day.

Applications for mail-out ballots are available now for the upcoming July 80 primary election, and officials have chosen five locations for early voting on July 12-16 and Oct. 25-29 prior to the Nov. 2 general election.

People have until June 21 to register to vote in time for the July primary and until Oct. 4 for the general election