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Power Outages Force Portage and Summit County Elections Boards to Shift Polling Places

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Power outages also have forced changes at four Summit County polling places. Those have been added below.

Power outages from Sunday's storms have forced the Portage County Board of Elections to move two polling locations tomorrow in Aurora. 

People who would have voted at Christ Community Chapel will go instead to Harmon Middle School at 130 Aurora Hudson Road.

Voters who were set to go to the Walker Building will vote at The Bertram Inn at 600 North Aurora Road.

For information on all Portage polling places, go to www.co.portage.oh.us/election,  to www.voterfind.com/portageoh/vtrlookup.aspx or call the Board of Elections at (330) 297-3511.

About 37,000 Northeast Ohio FirstEnergy customers remain without power this afternoon. More than 13,000 of those are in Summit County, about 7,500 in Cuyahoga County and more than 5,300 in Medina County. 

Here are the Summit County polling places that have been moved:Reminderville Village:

  • Reminderville Village Heritage Hall to Reminderville Fire Department at 3382 Glenwood Blvd.
  • Reminderville Reminderville Municipal Center to Reminderville Fire Department,  3382 Glenwood Blvd.
  • Twinsburg Bissell Elementary School to Twinsburg Community Center, 1811 Glenwood Dr 10260 Ravenna Rd.
  • Twinsburg Township Pinewood Gardens to Twinsburg Township Trustees Office to 1790 Enterprise Parkway.


M.L. Schultze is a freelance journalist. She spent 25 years at The Repository in Canton where she was managing editor for nearly a decade, then served as WKSU's news director and digital editor until her retirement.