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23rd Precinct changes voting line arrangements due to weather

By on November 5th, 2012

Photo from the Supervisor of Elections of Alachua County website

Rain may come on Election Day in Gainesville, and precincts around the region may need make new arrangements to help keep voters dry.

Voters at the 23rd Precinct, which is located at 2121 SW 16 St., will line up in a way that differs from how they did in previous elections, said Janice Ladd, clerk for the precinct.

“We have changed the entrance where they actually come into the voting room to the second entrance so that people will be able to line up in the hallway,” she said.

Ladd said once the entrance and voting line are established, the arrangements will not change, even if the weather conditions improve.

“Our time and focus should be on making sure the voters have a good experience,” she said.

Ladd said she has been in contact with the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge to make sure the precinct is ready for the new arrangements.

“It is going to be a learning process for everyone that we’re doing it a little bit different this year,” Ladd said. “But if it does rain, it does mean the voters can stand inside where they’ll stay dry.”

Emily Miller edited this story for online.


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