Early Voting Parking Issues Prompt Action from Pulaski County Commissioners

Pulaski County officials are trying to make it easier for early voters to park at the polling site. The county commissioners voted Monday to reserve two parking spaces for voters, during in-person absentee voting hours at the Pulaski County Justice Center.

Election board member Laura Bailey says the election board got a lot of complaints during the first week of early voting. “When we requested to move the early voting to the Justice Center, one of the reasons was voter convenience and parking,” she told the commissioners, “and today, we have an elevator laying out in all the parking spaces.”

In addition to the construction at the courthouse, two jury trials were taking place last week, making it even harder to find a parking space. Commissioner Mike McClure also asked Sheriff Jeff Richwine if any unused county vehicles could be moved to the Highway Garage or elsewhere, to free up space around the Justice Center.

In-person absentee voting continues until May 7. Primary Election Day is Tuesday, May 8.