Grand Prairie police said an election judge was found dead in his Texas home on Tuesday morning causing the polls to delay two hours while waiting for an alternate judge.
The election polls in Grand Prarie have been ruled to stay open an additional 2 hours tonight.
Police were sent to the home when he did not show up to open the polling place this AM.
Dallas officials said they will release more information as it becomes available.
“It was a very bizarre and a very sad start to.the day!”, said NBC reporter Homa Bash.
Grand Prairie police confirmed they found the judge — who has not been identified — at about 8:15 a.m. after they were asked to perform a safety check.
The medical examiner ruled the judge died of natural causes.
An alternate judge was called to fill in at the judge’s polling location.
Dallas County election officials have extended the voting hours at the judge’s particular polling location – Dallas County Precinct 4502, located at the Betty Warwick Library on Bardin Road in Grand Prairie – until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
This is a continuously updating story and we will bring you more information as it arrives.
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