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Officials: Elections Office Works As A Court


Last updated 8/9/2021 at 10:17am

Alex Perri

The Board of Elections conference room has been turned into a temporary courtroom.

The county Board of Elections (BOE) conference room began serving as the county's second courtroom last week, after the Board of Commissioners approved the room for court purposes in June. And while the addition of a second courtroom is a welcome relief for courthouse staff, court officials say that it cannot be a long-term fix to the county's need for a new courthouse.

On Thursday, court officials announced that an incidence of COIVD-19 would cancel all District and Superior Court dates between Aug. 5 and 11. However, the new courtroom in the BOE conference room is approved to be used twi...

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