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SOS office says all polling sites will have power

Posted at 7:15 PM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 20:15:22-05

Hurricane Zeta knocked out the power to large portions of southeast Louisiana - and that includes some polling places.

As of tonight, many families and businesses are still without power, raising concerns about Election Day.

Today, the Secretary of State's Office issued a commitment that all polling places will have power and will be open on Election Day.

"As Entergy and our other utility partners continue their restoration efforts across affected areas of Southeast Louisiana, all remaining polling locations currently without power have a generator either operational or scheduled for a Monday delivery and installation. No polling location will be without power on Election Day," a release states.

"Additionally, on Election Day, there will be reserve generators, technicians and support staff on standby, ready to quickly assist any location that experiences technical difficulties. All Election Day voting machines contain a battery reserve, which can run up to eight hours without power," the release states.

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