Barneston and Liberty residents will now cast their vote in Wymore.
The Gage County Board of Supervisors approved consolidating voting precincts and polling places in Gage County during its weekly meeting.
According to the County Clerk Dawn Hill the change will save the county $16,000 during each election. Hill said the growing popularity of early ballot voting could remedy the issue of traveling to polling places. Hill stated that residents can still have a ballot sent to their home. The ballot will come in an envelope and can be mailed back for $1.10 or dropped off at the county clerk’s office.
The board voted 5-1 to approve the changes with Chairman Rex Adams being the lone vote opposed and Supervisor Matt Bauman absent.
Adams represents the portion of the county that includes Barneston, Liberty and Virginia.