Beloit considers consolidating polling places for February primary

Due to anticipated low voter turnout during the February primary election, the Beloit City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office is requesting the consolidation of polling places.

In a report to council, Clerk-Treasurer Lori Stottler anticipates “it is likely that only one contest” will be on the ballot for Beloit voters with the state superintendent of public instruction.

In her request, Stottler asks council to consolidate the typical nine polling places into two, with one at the Beloit Historical Society and one at Central Christian Church.

Voters who typically vote in Wards 1-12 will vote at the Beloit Historical Society, and voters who typically vote in Wards 13-25 will vote at Central Christian Church. All Absentee ballots will be processed on one machine at City Hall by the Municipal Board of Absentee Canvassers.