Saturday, June 24, 2006

Write-In Voting Changes!

Unfortunately, the election commission has DISABLED write-in voting on new voting machines, so if you want to write in a vote you MUST ask for a paper ballot!

Apparently, I've been told, the SCEC, believes that having the option to write in votes on the voting machines would complicate things with the big ballot in this election... hmm... would having an option to push a button to write in a candidate be more complicated than trying to get a big complicated paper ballot from an election volunteer who probably will not be able to find one ?

From the Shelby County Election Commission:

It is Commission policy that write-ins be disabled on the voting
machines. Any person choosing to write-in a candidates name for an
office will need to do so on a paper ballot.

You may address your concerns in written form to our Administrator of
Elections, James Johnson, and he will forward them to our Commissioners.
Our address is the Shelby County Election Commission, 157 Poplar Ave -
Suite 109, Memphis, TN 38103.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much it will cost to put paper ballots out vs punching a button? Also, I wonder how well the poll workers will be trained to deal with this? It looks like they don't want you to get any votes, doesn't it!