Sunday is election day in the Cantón de Pococí

Sunday is election day in the Cantón de Pococí because flooding in the Barra del Colorado area caused election officials to cancel the voting last week.

The canton has 75,016 voters in six districts. There are 49 polling places.

Prosecutors accompanied by a judge raided the municipal building this week in search of evidence of wrongdoing by municipal officials. Prosecutors said they wanted to delay the raid until after the elections but when elections were delayed a week they decided to act.

The major race Sunday is for mayor and various municipal posts.

Barra del Colorado was under water from the worst flooding residents said they had seen in 40 years. The water was generated by the cold front that caused heavy damage and killed one individual in the rest of the country.

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