The May primary will be the first election using the new congressional district lines, which means some changes for Butler County voters.
Butler is now split into three different districts: the 15th, 16th and 17th. Voters will go to their same polling place as they visited last year. But in two locations in the county, precincts have been divided…meaning voters will be presented with different slates of candidates depending on their home address.
In Cranberry Township, some residential streets were divided down the middle between the 16th and 17th districts.
To help voters, poll workers at the affected sites will direct voters to the appropriate voting machines. Cranberry Township has also developed an online tool where voters can plug in their home address and find out what congressional district they are in. That tool is available at www.cranberrytownship.org/82/
Voters in Jefferson Township also fall into different districts depending on their street address.