The Old Houston Mall is getting a major overhaul.
Thanks to a partnership between county and city leaders, part of the renovated space will become a new voting precinct. Those involved hope this will make voting easier.
Part of the old mall is serving a new purpose.
"Move it toward a mega-precinct," says Andy Holland with the Houston County Board of Elections.
The new location will allow voters to go to the same place to vote in both city and county elections.
"We like the idea of having the voters only have to go to one place," he says. "After these changes are adopted, everybody above Watson Boulevard, if you vote at the mall, that's going to be your precinct for all elections."
The space was originally bought by Houston Healthcare to use exclusively by the hospital, but it expanded to serve more of Houston County.