Wednesday, October 31, 2012

White County vote tally to be delayed

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 6:37 AM

Tabulation of White County votes will be delayed election night because of corrections necessary to the ballot on account of a screwup that failed to originally list the full name of state Rep. Tiffany Rogers of Stuttgart, a candidate for state Senate against Sen. Jonathan Dismang. Dismang lives in Searcy, in White County.

The Searcy Daily Citizens reported:

During early voting, commissioners placed printed notices in each voting machine that clarifies Rogers' full name. For Election Day, the commission created an entirely new ballot that spells out the name of Rogers and her opponent, incumbent State Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, in smaller font.

County Election Coordinator Leslie Bellamy explained that each polling site will have a results tape at the end of election day, which contains the number of votes in each race for each candidate or each side of an issue from that site.

Normally, Bellamy could take that information and, using a flash drive, plug that information into her already-existing database of totals. However, during this election, she will have to hand enter each of the results tapes into the database of election totals

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At the Election Commission meeting, Dismang drew out that no individual complaints had been received from the 500 early voters who got a ballot without Rogers' name on the ballot.

No biggie, right?

Imagine, though, just for one second what the Koch/60 Plus/GOP noise machine would have said in a Delta county if a ballot carried the name "Sen. Jonathan Dis" instead of his lawful ballot name. Tim Griffin would have supported calling out the National Guard.

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