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Champlain reduces voting districts

— The changes have to be made by Feb. 15 in anticipation of the presidential primary in April.

“It becomes incumbent on us to do this sooner rather than later,” Campbell said. “Towns are going to save a fair amount of money by doing it.”

In all, Clinton County would see its voting districts reduced from 70 to 53.

“Black Brook just did a resolution, and we would like to hear from you on whether you are comfortable with this or not,” Campbell said.

Champlain Supervisor Larry Barcomb said the only downside he sees is that some people in the Village of Champlain will have to travel to Rouses Point instead of the town offices in Champlain.

“We understand there will be people not happy with that, but we are trying to save the town money,” Campbell said. “Most of these people won't think twice about jumping in their car because they have an errand to run.”

Ultimately, the town council passed a resolution accepting the recommended changes.

“I support your recommendation,” Barcomb said. “I see no reason not to.”

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