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Church ends polling place service after complaints

August 26, 2014
Associated Press

INDIALANTIC, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida church is ending its run as a polling place after complaints that the congregation promoted its views on a marquee and with a memorial for the unborn leading up to previous elections.

Tuesday's gubernatorial primary will be the last time Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic serves as a polling place in Brevard County.

Florida Today ( ) reports the decision was made by the church's leadership. The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections is now scrambling to find a location to accommodate about 5,000 affected voters for November's primary election.

Protesters say the problems began in 2008 when a marquee promoted a "Yes" vote on the marriage protection ballot initiative and noted a pro-life memorial a few feet from the polling place entrance.


Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.),



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