Nowthen sets precincts, creates new polling place

Nowthen will have two voting precincts and a new polling place when residents head to the polls later this year.

Residents living in Anoka-Hennepin District 11 and Elk River Area School District 728 will be in precinct 1. Those living within the boundaries of St. Francis School District 15 are in precinct 2.

All voters will cast their ballots at the Nowthen Fire Station, 19888 Nowthen Blvd. There are some 2,700 registered voters living in the city.

According to Corrie LaDoucer, city clerk, the fire station will provide about twice the space for voters compared with the Nowthen Town Hall, where voters previously cast their ballots.

LaDoucer said there will be a greeter election judge directing voters to the proper precinct on election day to avoid confusion.

The Nowthen City Council unanimously approved the changes March 13.

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