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Hillsborough election officials deal with temporary power outage



This morning, it was the phones. This afternoon, Hillsborough County elections officials faced a problem with the electricity at their operations center.

Power went out for less than an hour in half the building at the Robert L. Gilder Elections Service Center on N Falkenburg Road.

As a result, voting at the center was suspended temporarily because there wasn’t power to print out ballots, Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections spokesman Travis Abercrombie said. But the power was back on and voting had resumed by 4:40 p.m.

During an afternoon news conference, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit organization, said the outage made it difficult for poll workers to check on and verify information for voters who had questions about their registration and whether they needed to cast a provisional ballot.

Full report here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 5:08pm]


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