Miami County news: Huber precinct to be split


Huber precinct to be split into two

A Huber Heights voting precinct located in Miami County will be split into two precincts because the number of voters living in the area exceeds the state limit on voters in one precinct.

The Miami County Board of Elections voted Thursday to split the Bethel/Huber Heights precinct into two precincts named Huber Heights A and Huber Heights B.

Eric Morgan, deputy elections director, said the split was needed because the precinct voting population “has exploded” to 1,679 people. That exceeds the 1,400 voter limit per precinct. With the board’s vote, the proposed precinct split will be sent to the Secretary of State’s Office for approval. The board will discuss later where the precinct voting will be conducted. NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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