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Carolina Journal: State elections board stepping in to help counties hit by Florence

From Carolina Journal’s Dan Way:

Several counties hard hit by Hurricane Florence can’t send absentee ballots to military and overseas voters for the Nov. 6 election. So the Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement is taking on that task.

“We are assessing emergency options, and our team is committed to assisting county boards and voters in the affected areas,” Kim Westbrook Strach, state board executive director, said in a news release Monday, Sept. 17.

The individual counties were not named in the release. But it said storm-related flooding, power and internet outages, or inaccessibility due to the storm prodded the state board to step in.

State elections board staff contacted elections officials in all 100 counties Monday to assess weather conditions and potential effects on the 2018 elections.

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