Hurricane Katrina offers yet another model for what to do in terms of the upcoming elections.
The good news is that not a single voting machine was touched by floodwaters over the past week. The bad news is that some voting precincts have been badly damaged.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler is preparing for the possibility of using mobile voting precincts in November, similar to what was employed following the 2005 hurricane season.
That would allow voters to show up where they usually do, rather than having to find a relocated voting precinct.
Tents from the National Guard will be set up in parking lots and equipped with generators and portable toilets.
But as of now Schedler’s office is still assessing the situation.