Berks County election officials are gearing up for the general election.
The elections board voted at a meeting Thursday to approve three questions that will appear on some ballots and seven polling place changes.
Two of the ballot questions will be asked of Reading residents.
The first question involves changing a section of the city’s charter by allowing the public hearing on the capital budget to be held on the same day as the public hearing on the operating budget.
The second question involves replacing language in the city’s charter that has to do with ordinances initiated by residents and reconsidering ordinances initiated by residents.
The third ballot question will be asked of Lower Heidelberg Township residents.
The question asks voters whether two additional supervisors should be elected to serve in the township. The current board of supervisors consists of three supervisors.
The election board also approved seven permanent polling location changes. Four of the changes will be in Reading, while Cumru and Exeter townships will also see changes:
• Reading’s 1st Ward, 1st Precinct will move to Kennedy Towers at 300 S. Fourth St. from the Reading Recreation Commission.
• Reading’s 3rd Ward, 1st Precinct will move to Rhodes Apartments at 815 Franklin St. from the Reading Opportunity Center.
• Reading’s 4th Ward, 1st Precinct will move to Franklin Apartments at 120 S. Sixth St. from Tyson-Schoener Elementary.
• Reading’s 19th Ward, 1st Precinct will move to Glenside Elementary at 500 Lackawanna St. from Christ Lutheran Church.
• Cumru Township’s 1st Precinct will move to Mifflin Court Assisted Living at 450 E. Philadelphia Ave. from the Gov. Mifflin Transportation Center.
• Exeter Township’s 3rd Precinct will move to Exeter Village Recreation Center at 200 Eastwick Drive from the Exeter Community Library.
• Exeter Township’s 10th Precinct will move to Berkshire Commons at 5485 Perkiomen Ave. from the Exeter Community Library.
Letters will be sent to all registered voters in those precincts to alert them of the change.
Source: Berkshire mont