municpal elections

Isaac Impacts Elections
5:11 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Coastal Alabama Counties Delay Tuesday Election

Tropical Storm Isaac is impacting municipal elections in southwest Alabama.
noaa.gov National Hurricane Center

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.