Absentee ballots to be mailed late; some worry votes may not be counted
Follow-Up: State, U.S. pressure Metro to mail ballots
Three-hundred ballots may not seem like a lot, but in a tight election, it could make all the difference. Also, our military men and women are out there, putting their lives on the line to protect our rights and our freedoms--including the right to vote--to have their vote possibly not count for whatever reason is unacceptable. At least they're trying to fix it in time for the August 5 elections, but it may be too little too late. Hopefully this will be resolved before the Presidential election in November. It's also good to see there is bi-partisan anger at this oversight.
"After the meeting, Election Commissioners Lynn Greer, a Republican, and A.J. Starling, a Democrat, called the situation with absentee ballots ''inexcusable.''"
posted by Michael Hickerson at 6/30/2004 10:57:00 AM