Thursday, July 19, 2012

Confusion Possible At Hendry Polls?

Reduction Of Precincts And Longer Lines Possible For Election Days

LABELLE, FL. -- Hendry county voters may experience some confusion and lines for the August 14th primary election. The voting precincts have been reduced from 23 to 10. The first three precincts may experience longer lines than usual, and new procedures will be in place for voters.

Voters have been mailed new voters registration cards with the new precinct number.

At the primary August 14th, which does have early voting beginning July 30, lines will be formed by party affiliates, Democratic, Republican, or No Party Affiliation. For the general election, lines will be formed by the first letter of the last names.

Lucretia Strickland, elections supervisor, retiring this year says five Hendry residents have been notified of ineligibility to vote under recent Florida rulings about citizenship. There are 16,893 registered voters in the county.

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