Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Muhlenberg County Clerk Works to Rearrange Voting Districts Before May 20 Primary

Muhlenberg RedistrictingmapMuhlenberg County Clerk Gaylan Spurlin shows one of several maps used in the county's redistricting notification process. (Photo Paul McRee/SurfKY News reporter)MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (3/17/14) – Muhlenberg County residents go to the polls May 20 for the primary election.

And Muhlenberg County Clerk Gaylan Spurlin and his staff are busy updating thousands of files in order to notify voters of changes that may affect where they vote, and in some cases, what precinct a voter may be in.

"The state election board has created a new computer system which will be implemented in April," Spurlin told SurfKY News. "We are adjusting to that new system right now. This system controls how we keep up with you as a voter, as far as where you live, where you vote and other information."

The complicated process of redrawing the Senate and House districts was completed first, according to Spurlin. Then the Magisterial districts were redrawn. Now, Spurlin and his staff are preparing a list of around 3,500 Muhlenberg County residents who will be notified by mail regarding changes in where they will vote in the primary and general elections.

Although a comparison map of the old and new precincts is not yet available, Spurlin said he hopes to have that completed soon.

"Right now, we are asking the magistrates to help us to notify constituents where they need to go to vote." – Gaylan Spurlin 

"Due to redistricting, you may not have moved, but you may not be voting in the same location as before. We may have moved you in the computer. You may have a new magistrate respecting you now. Plus, we'll be sending those who are in a new precinct a notification card to let them know where they need to go to vote," Spurlin said.

Once the current process of dealing with the new computer system is complete, Spurlin said he said he will notify the media and seek to make sure everyone in the county knows where they need to go on election day.

According to Lynn Zellen, Director of Communications for the Kentucky Secretary of State, the state has no county maps or lists to compare where someone voted prior to redistricting and where they will vote this year.

"This is left entirely up to each county clerk's office," Zellen said. "Once the process is completed in each county, we can direct individuals to the Kentucky State Board of Elections Voter Information Center."

However, Zellen said the state board is reluctant to refer voters to that site until each county has sent the state written verification that they have notified voters by mail of any changes in what precinct voters are in and where their precinct voting locations are.

Paul McRee
SurfKY News Reporter

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted

Stock Report

button coupons
1 DOW 17,387.21
0.00 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 2,029.55
0.00 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,681.50
0.00 (0.00%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 27, 2015

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/27/15) — The Madisonville Police Department released the following reports Tuesday, Jan. 27.… Read More

City Releases Parking Information for Wendell Ford Funeral

OWENSBORO, Ky. (1/27/15) ― The following streets will be closed tomorrow for Senator Wendell Ford’s funeral to be held… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

January 23, 2015 9317

Local Church's Faith Restored; 71 Souls Saved…

in Video by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
January 22, 2015 7366

Nortonville Man Accused of Selling Drugs near…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 21, 2015 6760

KYDOT Pre-Treating Roads Thursday in Antipation…

in Top News For All Sites by Keith Todd
January 22, 2015 6363

MCEA Head: Further School Mergers Might Ease…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
January 23, 2015 5839

Parents Face Charges after Marijuana Joint Falls…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Jail
January 25, 2015 5538

Dean’s List Announced

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Joyce Riggs
January 26, 2015 5137

KSP Arrests Two on Child Porn Charges; MPD…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper Stu Recke
January 23, 2015 4679

Nortonville Woman Charged for Meth Possession

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office/Hopkins County Detention Center
January 22, 2015 3797

Local Family Business Changes Hands

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
January 25, 2015 3645

Juvenile Hit by Vehicle at McDonald's

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by GPD Officer Wes Miller

Stories Trending Today

January 26, 2015 3262

School Board Votes 3-2 for Utility Tax

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 2507

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight, Hopkins Circuit Clerk
January 27, 2015 1165

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Jan. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
January 27, 2015 796

NHRA North Central Division Names Dallas Jones…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Telia Butler
January 27, 2015 755

Power of a Positive Attitude

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 752

Restless Legs Syndrome Affects Many

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 733

Whitfield Works to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
January 27, 2015 604

Practice Weather-Related Pet Safety

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
January 27, 2015 565

UPDATE - Death Investigation

in Local (Henderson) Top News by Henderson Police Department
January 27, 2015 562

Breakthroughs for Circuit Clerks' Organ Donation…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Karen McKnight

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flr subscribevideoitunessocial rss