us justice dept http://michiganradio.org en Flint election officials are searching for new places for people to vote in November http://michiganradio.org/post/flint-election-officials-are-searching-new-places-people-vote-november <p>Elections officials are scrambling to find eight new locations where Flint residents can vote in November&rsquo;s election.&nbsp;</p><p>The city&rsquo;s five dozen voting precincts are located in 35 buildings around Flint.</p><p>But, the U.S. Justice Department says 4 churches used as polling places don&rsquo;t meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And, the Flint School District is also closing 4 schools this summer that have been used as polling places.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re going to go ahead and close them and try to locate alternate sites, which is hard to do in a community such as Flint which is an older urban area,&quot; says Inez M. Brown, the Flint City Clerk.&nbsp;</p><p>Brown says six of the eight polling places are located on Flint&rsquo;s north side, which may make it more difficult to find enough appropriate locations.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 02:50:16 +0000 Steve Carmody 7556 at http://michiganradio.org Flint election officials are searching for new places for people to vote in November