New Greenfield poll location working out
Greenfield voters cast their ballots at the Guiding Star Grange in this file photo. Under new Massachusetts law, voters will be able to vote up to 10 days in advance of elections.
Recorder file/Paul Franz
Lenny Kogos directs people to their precincts at the Guiding Star Grange in Greenfield on Tuesday. Voting was slow but steady throughout the primary voting day on Tuesday.
GREENFIELD — The town clerk said Tuesday it looks like moving the town’s election polls to the Guiding Star Grange on Chapman Street during construction of the new high school will work out fine.
The town had to change location of its election polls this year because the high school held its groundbreaking for the construction on Monday.
Polls have been held in the high school gymnasium for many years.
Town Clerk Maureen Winseck said the town and state election scheduled for June 25 will also be held in the grange. She said unless the town finds another spot it likes better, it will hold next year’s elections there as well.
The town is paying $500 per election to hold them at the grange.
“It went well on Tuesday,” said Winseck. “Some people had a little trouble adapting to the change, but that’s always the case with everything.”
Winseck said there was a slow, but steady stream of voters throughout the day.