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Voting Booths Set up at FEMA Parks for Edgecombe Flood Victims

Posted April 30, 2000

— Officials with theStateandEdgecombe CountyBoard of Elections offices are trying to make voting convenient for flood victims. They say they do not want the flood to prevent anyone from voting.

Voting booths are set up in the FEMA parks in Tarboro and Rocky Mount. Any displaced family -- even those not living in the FEMA parks -- can vote here.

"We don't know how long it's going to be before the difficulty for displaced voters leaves us. So it will be interesting to see if future elections, such as November's, will need similar measures," says Gayle Hudson, Edgecombe County Board of Elections director.

To assure an accurate count, each voter will be asked to sign an affidavit swearing that they are out of their home and that they will vote only once.

Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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