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  Local polling places reopening in N.O.; Consolidated sites to be scattered again
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Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Sep 06, 2007 08:59pm
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MediaNewspaper - New Orleans Times-Picayune
News DateWednesday, September 5, 2007 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWith schools, churches and other buildings that served as polling places in Orleans Parish before Hurricane Katrina once again available for use, many precincts in eastern New Orleans and elsewhere are being returned to sites closer to where voters live.

The latest changes were recommended by Clerk of Criminal District Court Arthur Morrell, who oversees city elections, and approved recently by the City Council.

After Katrina devastated most of the city's polling places, hundreds of precincts were moved to new voting sites, in many cases large centralized sites combining dozens of precincts each. Those mega-precincts have been gradually broken up as new sites became available.
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