Thursday, June 22, 2006

Write-In voting/New Machines

I've been told that the Election Commission has disabled write-in voting on new voting machines.
Is this true?
If it is, legal action needs to be taken to allow people to write-in when they vote!

Jim Maynard,
write-in candidate
U.S. Senate


Blogger Wintermute said...

Evidently, the EC decided to force write-in voters to an all-paper ballot. See John Harvey's place for more. They need to be asked why, to see if the purpose was rational and proper or not.

Friday, June 23, 2006 12:34:00 AM  
Blogger LeftWingCracker said...

What about for early voting? you've always been able to write in on th early voting machines...

Friday, June 23, 2006 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger Brassmask said...

They didn't have the new diebold machines in 04 but when I wanted towrite in Howard Dean they gave me a paper ballot.

Friday, June 23, 2006 12:33:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Maynard said...

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!

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.

Saturday, June 24, 2006 10:40:00 AM  

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