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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Florida the rules are different here Chapter XLVIII

Roger Dean baseball stadium in Jupiter was a polling place today. Open air and right across from the concession stand. Gives new meaning to 'Take me out to the park' and 'Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack". Don't you just love Florida?

Linked to- Bright & Early, Jo's Cafe,

Thousands of voters went to the polls Tuesday to decide who will represent their party in some hotly contested races.

Many local voters who braved the heavy rains found themselves casting their ballot in a ballpark.

Voters living in one local precinct found out about a week ago they'd have to go to Roger Dean Stadium to make their voice heard.

The voting machines were actually set up from the concession stands, right underneath the bleachers.

We spoke with poll workers who told us, off camera, they were frustrated by the set up because of the exposure to the elements, problems with power sources, and lack of privacy for the voters.

One voter we found was so fed up he called the supervisor of elections office to complain.

We contacted Palm Beach county election officials and after hearing from us and several voters, they moved the voting machines up to a private suite inside the stadium.

Election officials say the ballpark is considered a temporary polling place.

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