The local board of elections has drastically reduced the number of precincts in Summit County. Starting with the general election – Tues., Nov. 6, 2012 – many residents will begin voting at a reassigned polling location. The number of countywide precincts dropped from 475 to 298. Make sure you know where to go Nov. 6 by typing your address into this poll finder: http://www.summitcountyboe.com/WebApps/pollfinder.aspx. Polls will be open between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day. Acceptable forms of identification include an Ohio driver’s license; state, government or military ID cards; or a copy of a current utility bill. Voters who do not provide one of these documents will still be able to vote by providing the last four digits of their Social Security number and by casting a provisional ballot. To vote before Nov. 6, consider voting early at the Summit County Board of Elections, 470 Grant St. in Akron, or voting by absentee ballot. For more information: Contact the BOE at 330.643.5200; or visit www.summitcountyboe.com.