A central Florida church is ending its run as a polling place after complaints that the congregation promoted its views on a marquee and with a memorial for the unborn leading up to previous elections.
Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary will be the last time Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Indialantic serves as a polling place in Brevard County.
Florida Today reports the decision was made by the church’s leadership. The Brevard County Supervisor of Elections is now scrambling to find a location to accommodate about 5,000 affected voters for November’s primary election.
Protesters say the problems began in 2008 when a marquee promoted a “Yes” vote on the marriage protection ballot initiative and noted a pro-life memorial a few feet from the polling place entrance.