NAPOLEON The Henry County Board of Elections office will reopen Fridays beginning July 7, the board said yesterday.
The board had decided last month to close Fridays to give the director and deputy director compensatory time off instead of paying them overtime as usual for extra hours they worked.
Since then the employees have taken enough comp time to make up for some, but not all of the extra hours they worked, director Grace Speiser said.
But the board felt, she said, that the office should be open five days a week for absentee voting for the August special election Archbold Area Local School District has a new operating levy request on the ballot in a couple precincts in Henry County and for preparation for the November election.
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