Florida voters could encounter inclement weather conditions during the early voting period and on Election Day due to a possible incoming storm.
“Although there’s no main storm, we still may have impact within a few days here in the state,” said Bryan Koon, Director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
Chances are low that the storm, Invest 99, will strengthen into a tropical storm or hurricane. But it’s likely to cause heavy rains over a significant portion of the state, beginning in South Florida on Sunday and spreading up the peninsula early in the week, according to UF Weather.
If Invest 99 develops into a tropical storm, it would happen as it moves into the eastern Gulf of Mexico by Sunday.
Secretary of State Ken Detzner plans to keep Florida voters updated with any potential impact weather conditions may have, according to the Marion County Election Center. Election Day is Tuesday, August 30.
Early voting for the primary election will continue through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Marion County and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Alachua County. Polls will be open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. on Election Day in Alachua County and Marion County.
Voters must present a current and valid photo and signature ID to vote.