NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - One member of the New Hanover County Board of Elections is expressing her concerns with using churches and other private buildings for voting.
Privately owned polling locations, like churches, are allowed to stop people from electioneering or putting up political signs, if they get permission from the state.
Board member Tannis Nelson says that's not a good idea, she believes there should be consistency at all voting locations.
During Thursday's meeting, she said she wanted to see all polling places move into public spaces like schools and government centers, where no restrictions are allowed. She says they cause confusion, and says she was told at one location a person was wrongly told they couldn't hold a sign.