Breaking ground on Thursday, July 13th, the old Shinn's Paint building located at 345 Snow Hill Road will be transformed into the new location for the Wicomico County Board of Elections.
Before Bob Culver's time as the County Executive, Wicomico County government rented buildings throughout the area to house the Election Board's administrative and election equipment. However, now that this building has been purchased, they will no longer be renters.
This multiple-location consolidation is a huge push by Executive Culver towards a more fiscally sound plan for the County's monetary management while providing tangible assets. If you think about the MILLIONS of dollars in rent being paid for the WCBOE's digs, which is dollars being thrown away (literally), this holds a sizable cost benefit to the County and better use of taxpayer money!
The project is slated for completion in four months and a total relocation of all facilities will be completed long before the next election cycle. This will give the staff plenty of time to get reacclimated so they can better service the area's voters!