State assessing damage, power restoration at election sites impacted by Zeta

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 13:19:26-04

The Louisiana Secretary of State's Office is providing an elections update in response to Hurricane Zeta.

Officials say that power outages remain the most widespread challenge to the state's election infrastructure.

The secretary of state's office is working with Entergy and other utility companies to asses any damage and restore power to those areas impacted by the storm.

They say that they will have a better grasp on the damage at individual polling places over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Officials will begin coordinating with clerks of court and local governments to set up emergency polling place relocations if necessary.

As recovery efforts begin in Southeast Louisiana, our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors affected by this storm," said Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin. "The Secretary of State's office is working in close coordination with local officials to assess the damage sustained by our election partners and infrastructure, including registrar of voters offices, clerk of court offices, warehouses, and polling locations."

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