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State Primary Could Be Delayed In Some Counties

August 22nd, 2008 by flanews

Tropical Storm Fay could delay the state primary in some Florida counties. Heavy winds and rain forced election supervisors in south, central and northeast Florida to close early voting sites this week. More polling sites will shut down this Saturday as Fay rages through the Panhandle. Election workers fear flooded streets and fallen trees could keep voters from casting their ballots in Tuesdays primary. Secretary of State Kurt Browning said the states prepared to close polling site if people cant get to their precincts.

In 1992 when Hurricane Andrew came through, Miami-Dades election was postponed for one week. The rest of the state continued and the rest of the states returns were withheld until the other counties had their elections. And its tricky, you can only imagine the issues that could come up with that, but we have a plan in place and were working that plan, said Browning.

Browning says he should know by Monday if voting will have to be postponed in some counties.

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