Elections remain on schedule
Published 5:48 pm Friday, August 24, 2012
City officials in Brewton and East Brewton say the election set for Tuesday will be “business as usual” in spite of Tropical Storm Isaac.
Brewton City Clerk John Angel said plans will proceed with polls opening at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.
“Right now, we certainly don’t know what the storm will do or where it will be on the day of the election,” Angel said. “We have no plans to make any changes in our regular schedule for this election.”
Angel said the city actually has no authority to postpone or change the election date without receiving permission.
“Even if we thought changing the election date was needed, we don’t have the authority to change that,” Angel said. “We would have to get permission from at least the governor to make any changes. Right now, we aren’t making plans to change any part of the election process on Tuesday.”
East Brewton officials also said the election there would proceed as planned with polls opening at 7 am. Tuesday morning.
In Brewton voting for districts 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be at the Brewton Community Center behind the Brewton City Hall complex on Douglas Avenue. Voters in district 5 will cast their ballots a the Thomas E. McMillan Museum in the Fine Arts Center on the campus of Jefferson Davis Community College in Alco.
In East Brewton, voting will take place at the East Brewton SAIL Center on Williamson Street across from W.S. Neal Elementary School.
All polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with Brewton returns counted and tallied at Brewton City Hall and East Brewton returns tallied at East Brewton City Hall.
Angel said he expected return results to be available around 8 p.m. East Brewton’s count should be complete by 8 p.m. as well, officials said.