COVENTRY — After approving the new district lines for the town of Coventry, the Board of Canvassers met to discuss and finalize the new precinct lines and proposed polling places for the upcoming election.
Board member Frank Perry explained that initially they had a proposal to move all the district lines counter clockwise. He said that this would mean splitting up the Harris District and cutting it out of District three.
Chairperson Dorothy Berbue said that if they did it this way, every district in the town would have been moved.
After much consideration of where existing Town Council and School Committee members reside, the board approved the new district lines, keeping five districts and lowering the number of precincts.
District one begins in the middle of the Flat River Reservoir and extends west to the Connecticut line. In this district there are four precincts and a total of 4,995 registered voters.
The board proposed four polling places for the four precincts. These include Summit Baptist Church, Mapleroot Baptist Church, Christ Church and Western Coventry Elementary School.
Perry said that even though the biggest precinct is in District two, this district actually lost a polling place.
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