Seventeen voting places in Pulaski County have been moved since the presidential election in November 2004. Last year was election free according to state law and the primaries on Tuesday are the first elections since the general election a year and a half ago.

Some of the changes were made to comply with HAVA Section 301 (a) which mandates that all voting systems “provide voters with disabilities, including visual disabilities, the same opportunity for access and participation (including privacy and independence) as other voters.”

For example, no voting place can have a gravel-surfaced parking area. Pulaski County Clerk Trudy Denham said it was more feasible to change polling places than to blacktop parking areas around several rural voting locations.

Following are polling places in new locations on May 16:

Somerset No. 5B -- Somerset Housing Authority, 400 Hail Knob Road. (Previously voted at West Somerset Pharmacy, 647 West Highway 80).

Somerset 5C -- Somerset Mall. (New precinct created by division of Somerset 5A).

Somerset 5D - 100 Neighborly Way. (New precinct created by division of Somerset 5A).

Somerset 5E --100 Neighborly Way. (New precinct created by division of Somerset 5A).

Parker No. 9 -- American Legion, 500 Enterprise Drive. (Formerly voted on South Ky. 1247 off Ky. 914 bypass).

Saline No. 11 East -- Oak Hill Elementary School, 1755 WTLO Road. (Formerly voted at Gerald Mitchell Auto Sales, 2528 West Ky. 80).

Okalona No. 16 -- Leland Stevenson Airpark, 3085 Ky. 235, Nancy. (Formerly voted at voting house, 2258 Ky. 235, Nancy.

Hickorynut No. 19 -- Cains Store Fire Station, 1800 West Ky. 80, Nancy. (Formerly voted at a voting house, Ky. 2993, Nancy).

Ansel No. 21 -- Jacksonville Fire Station, 142 Irvine Road, Science Hill. (Formerly voted at a voting house on Ky. 3264).

Estesburg No. 26 -- Eubank Fire Station, 375 Bulldog Street, Eubank. (Formerly voting at a voting house on East Ky. 70).

Goodhope No. 28 -- Woodstock Fire Station, 2895 Charles Elgin Road, Eubank. (Formerly voted at a voting house on East Ky. 70).

Hazeldell No. 29 -- Woodstock Fire Station, 2895 Charles Elgin Road, Eubank. (Formerly voting at a voting house on Ky. 934).

Catron No. 31 -- Punkin Center Fire Station, 6413 Ky. 461. (Formerly voted at a voting house on Elrod Road).

Burnside County No. 36A -- Somerset Mall. (Formerly voted at Somerset Motor Sports, 5025 South U.S. 27).

Burnside County West No. 36W -- Somerset Mall. (Formerly voted at Somerset Motor Sports, 5025 South U.S. 27).

Gilliland No. 40 -- VFW Post on Ky. 80 at Barnesburg. (Formerly voted at a voting house on Garner School Road).

Dallas No. 45 -- Shopville school gymnasium. (Formerly voted at a voting house on Dahl Road).

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