Fire damage forces relocation of Boynton Beach polling location for runoff election

Voters of precinct 4026 will now cast their ballots at Boynton Beach Senior Center
Sterling Village auditorium, polling location in runoff election, damaged by fire
Posted at 4:37 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-21 23:50:15-04

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Weekend fire damage to a polling location in Boynton Beach has forced the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections to relocate it.

Alison Novoa, a spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, said Tuesday's municipal runoff election for voters of precinct 4026 has been moved from the Sterling Village auditorium to the Boynton Beach Senior Center, less than a mile away along South Federal Highway.

Novoa said firefighters battling a fire to the men's sauna at Sterling Village had to cut a hole in the roof of the building, which is connected to the auditorium, rendering it unusable for Tuesday's runoff election between city commissioner candidates Marit Hedeen and Thomas Turkin.

The Boynton Beach Senior Center was already a polling place for precinct 7186, so it will now accommodate both precincts.

'Notice to Voters in Precinct 4026' sign outside Sterling Village auditorium
A sign informs voters of precinct 4026 that their polling location has been moved from the Sterling Village auditorium, March 21, 2022, in Boynton Beach, Fla.

Novoa said the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections has made automated telephone calls to residents of the affected precinct, notifying them of the change, and the city has been placing signage throughout the precinct.

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