Plan To Cut Polling Locations In Manatee County Fuels Outcry
Plans submitted by Manatee Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett to trim the number of precincts from 99 to 69 are slated for review Tuesday by the Manatee County Commission. "I think the people most adversely affected by the changes were not taken into consideration," said Susie Copeland, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People president. "The more affluent community was left alone, and as far as their polling place, they didn't suffer same kind of closings as poorer neighborhoods."
BRADENTON - A plan to cut the number of polling locations by almost 30 percent has drawn fire from those who say minority and poorer voters will bear the greatest share of the inconvenience.