Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A historical political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Nearly 12,000 Cuyahoga voters cast ballots without signing in
Parent(s) Container 
ContributorNone Entered 
Last EditedNone Entered  Dec 10, 2006 04:28pm
Logged 0
News DateTuesday, December 5, 2006 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionCLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of people cast ballots in Cuyahoga County on Election Day without signing in at their polling places, the latest voting mishap for a county where problems in the May primary delayed results six days.

Nearly 12,000 people voted illegally Nov. 7 in the state's most populous county. More people voted than signed in at 533 of 570 precincts, according to board of elections records.

“We need to bring in the booth officials and find out what happened,” elections board Chairman Bob Bennett said at a meeting Monday. “We paid a lot of money for training.”

Elections officials believe people got in voting lines without realizing they first had to show identification, as required by state law, and sign the elections book. Workers assigned to give voters computer cards to operate voting machines then failed to check whether the voters had signed in and showed ID.

Ballots are anonymous, so officials cannot determine which were cast illegally.
ArticleRead Full Article

Date Category Headline Article Contributor