Elections are on go

Published 2:53 pm Monday, August 27, 2012

Members of the Brewton Police Department and other City of Brewton employees assisted workers in erecting a protective canopy at the Brewton Community Center Monday afternoon.

Brewton City Council members met earlier thisĀ  afternoon to address concerns associated with Tuesday’s election and Tropical Storm Isaac. East Brewton officials also considered the potential issues with both cities agreeing voting should go on as planned.

“We wanted to make sure we considered the safety and convenience of the people of Brewton when making this decision,” Brewton Mayor Ted Jennings said. “We have monitored the situation and have looked at all of the information available. We may have some bands of rain off and on all day, but we believe it’s a situation we can survive.”

In order to make the voting process less stressful, Jennings said special accommodations were being made protect voters from the rain.

“We are putting up a canopy at the entrance of the Brewton Community Center in case anyone ha to stand in line to vote,” Jennings said. “We are also closing Dogwood Hills an bringing that staff down to transport voters from the front parking lot to the Center by golfcart.”

Polls at the Brewton Community Center and the Thomas E. McMillan Museum at Jefferson Davis Community College will be open for voting in the Brewton mayoral and council election. Polls will be open at the East Brewton SAIL Center on Williamson Street for East Brewton mayoral and council elections. All polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.