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Officers to Patrol Polling Places

Officers to Patrol Polling Places

Posted - Nov. 1, 2004 at 7:49 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police will be on patrol tomorrow at the state's polling sites.

State elections officials say an officer or two will be making periodic rounds at the state's 18-hundred-plus polling places.

They say the concern is less about terrorism than it is for things like power outages, gas leaks or pranks. Four years ago, a bomb threat in Salt Lake County cleared out a building for hours.

Elections officials can't plan for every possible scenario. But having poll workers on alert and keeping an eye out for emergencies and having police nearby gives them some reassurance.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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