Coastal Alabama Counties Delay Tuesday Election

Aug 27, 2012

Some towns in Alabama's two coastal counties are delaying their municipal elections Tuesday due to Isaac and the evacuation of some voters. Officials in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Bay Minette, Dauphin Island, Magnolia Springs, Prichard, Loxley and Bayou La Batre say they plan to reschedule their municipal elections. Some are choosing Sept. 11 and others Sept. 25 as the new date. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier says the new date is subject to approval by the U.S. Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act. The postponements mean some voters will go to the polls twice in eight days. There is a statewide referendum Sept. 18 on using money from the Alabama Trust Fund to help the state General Fund budget. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.