POMPANO BEACH (CBSMiami) – Two South Florida precinct clerks were fired and two poll watchers were removed after issues at a Pompano Beach voting precinct.
According to Tonya Edwards from the Broward Department of Elections, the two poll watchers were asked to leave the Herb Skolnick Center in Pompano Beach, located at 800 NW 46th Avenue, for “interferring with the voting process.” They were asked to leave and subsequently removed by Broward Sheriff’s deputies.
A poll watcher is someone from either political party sent to precincts to observe voting and watch to see if any violations are taking place. No arrests were made.
Meantime, at the same precinct, two clerks were also fired for “not adhering to policy/training.” Clerks are Elections Department employees. They were immediately replaced by two new clerks.
Voting was not interrupted during the incident.
No other incidents have been reported at any South Florida voting precincts.