By Greg Peak
LIVINGSTON — The early voting for the March 6 primary elections will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 20, and continue through Friday, March 2, according to the schedule approved Tuesday by the Polk County Commissioners Court.
Early voting will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at three locations: the Polk County Judicial Center in Livingston, the Onalaska Sub-Courthouse and the Sechrest Webster Community Center in Corrigan. In addition to weekday voting, all three locations will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25.
During the early voting period, voters registered in Polk County may cast ballots at any of the three locations.
Both the Republican and Democratic parties will be conducting elections on March 6 with the winners advancing to the November general election.
On election day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 21 locations throughout the county. On that day voters will be required to cast ballots in the voting precincts in which they reside.
Polk County Clerk Schelana Hock also noted two of those locations have been changed since the 2016 primary election. Box 16 voters who once used the Livingston VFW Post as their voting place will now go to the First United Pentecostal Church at 404 E. Church in Livingston while the Box 14 voters who once used the Indians Springs Property Owners Association Building will cast their ballots as the Soda Baptist Church at 8135 U.S. Highway 190 West.
The reasons for the location changes are the VFW building has been sold and is now privately owned while the Indian Springs POA building is still being repaired following a fire. Both locations are in Polk County Commissioner Precinct 4.