Cranberry voters adjust to new district lines

May 15, 2018 Cranberry Breaking News

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CRANBERRY TWP — Things were slow or steady, and relatively uneventful for poll workers who were in voting precincts that were split by the state’s new congressional map.

Poll workers in Cranberry’s West 2 voting precinct said things were steady at the Cranberry Senior Center, with about 10 percent of area voters casting a ballot by about 1 p.m.

The township was split between Congressional District 16 and 17 in the map laid out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, after the map drawn by state legislators in 2011 was ruled an unconstitutional gerrymander earlier this year.

Four of the township’s nine voting precincts were split by the map laid out by the court.

This means poll workers in the precincts that were split have two books in which to locate voters — one for each congressional district.