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Where to vote? Voters face polling location changes for primary election

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Today is Primary Election Day but if you think you know where you're going to vote, think again.

There are several polling places which have changed because some locations are no longer available.

One Sioux Falls family with two-garages decided to offer one to welcome voters on Primary Election Day.

Rose McGaha said "my husband said to me, when I told him I offered my garage 'you what?' I said I offered my garage as a voting polling place and then he ends up having it in his garage."

But Minnehaha County auditor Bob Litz said a two-car garage which doubles as a polling place is not as unusual as it sounds.

"I ran a precinct out in Palm Springs years ago. It was out of my garage, so I don't have any problems with it. I think in November, we might have to look for a warmer place, but right now, for this summer I think it's going to be really good to stay in that neighborhood.

"It's kind of fun. It's exciting. I see a lot of people driving by looking for house numbers and I think they're trying to figure out where they're going to vote so when I see them I just go out and tell them," McGaha said.

The usual polling place for the neighborhood is Laura B. Anderson Elementary, but it's closed for the summer. It's just one of several location changes.

"The school does their remodeling in the summer, of course, so I had to take a number of those precincts and put them elsewhere. Then I also changed four of them for ADA, and then we had some changes out in Brandon where we lined the precincts up to match with the wards so people wouldn't be going to the wrong place," Litz said.

"I'd like to think we're going to be busy. I'm not so sure we're going to be real busy. I'd like to think that voting is a privilege and a right, and people would come out to vote but you never know," McGaha said.
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