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Election scrutiny could lead to loss of polling places, says county clerk

The primary elections this August will see a couple of minor alterations for local voters, but future elections could bring deeper change. Warned County Clerk Linda Fritz last week, the current focus on election integrity may see Crook County lose some of its polling places.

“Times are going to change,” she told the county commissioners, later adding, “If we can’t keep the places secure enough and we have too much scrutiny, I think it would be fair to say that [we] may have to…close down some of the rural polling places.”

Fritz was referring to the opinion still held by many Americans that the...

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