Power outages force Ohio counties to find new polling places
CLEVELAND (AP) — Election directors in northeastern Ohio have been scrambling to find new polling locations after a severe storm over the weekend knocked out power across the region.
Damage from the storm on Sunday along with the power outages has closed some schools and churches that were supposed to be polling sites Tuesday.
Electricity in some areas isn’t expected to be back on until Wednesday.
Election officials held emergency meetings on Monday to decide what to do.
Portage County has moved two polling locations in Aurora while Geauga (jee-‘AW-guh) County is relocating four polling sites.
In Cleveland, Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County elections officials asked utility crews to put a priority on restoring power to two polling places that were without electricity Monday afternoon.