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Coastal Alabama counties delay Tuesday election

A view of the coast from a Gulf Shores, AL webcam (Source: WBRC) A view of the coast from a Gulf Shores, AL webcam (Source: WBRC)

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Some towns in Alabama's two coastal counties are delaying their municipal elections Tuesday due to Isaac and the evacuation of some voters.

Officials in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Bay Minette and Dauphin Island say they plan to reschedule their municipal elections for Sept. 11. Dauphin Island Mayor Jeff Collier says the new date is subject to approval by the U.S. Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act.

Some other coastal towns are planning city council meetings Monday afternoon to consider delaying their elections due to Issac.

The Sept. 11 date means some voters will go to the polls twice in eight days. There is a statewide referendum Sept. 18 on using money from the Alabama Trust Fund to help the state General Fund budget.

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