Texas officials advise on bad weather voting

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:02 AM

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.

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