State not planning to delay primary for storm
Gov. Charlie Crist has not considered delaying next Tuesday's primary, even as early voting has been disrupted in parts of Florida due to tropical storm Fay.
"That would not be my hope or desire," Secretary of State Kurt Browning said after Crist deferred to him during a news conference today. "We want to move forward with Aug. 26. We're hopeful that all the (weather) events will be out of the way."
Browning, who would have to recommend Crist take action, described the storm's effect so far as "minimal," adding that early voting suspensions have only lasted a day in scattered parts of the state. That includes Pasco County, where Browning used to be elections chief.
Volusia County officials, however, said four locations were closed at noon Tuesday and will reopen Thursday or Friday.
-- Alex Leary