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Texas officials advise on bad weather voting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Secretary of State is advising county election officials to extend polling hours and combine voting locations in case of bad weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Advisory for much of the state Tuesday morning. Some schools are planning to open late.

The secretary of state is the top election official and sent a memo to county election official on how to deal with potential difficulties. Each county will make its own decisions.

Travis County was the first county to announce polling delayed until 11 a.m.

County officials can decide to open the polls late, but state officials suggest they extend voting past 7 p.m. if they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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