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  •  I'm more concerned about the fact (3+ / 0-)

    that power is still out (and may be until Monday, at least) in parts of Cuyahoga County. Also an article I just read about the fact that some Ohio absentee ballots may be mistakenly rejected:

    Some absentee ballots rejected over glitch
    Some absentee ballots statewide may have been mistakenly rejected following a glitch. The Plain Dealer reports the state has just now mailed about 33-thousand updated voter registration records to local election boards. That means that some who have already voted absentee will have their ballots rejected because election officials did not have their current addresses. Secretary of State Jon Husted said the delay was caused by a breakdown in the data-sharing partnership between the state and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Cuyahoga County’s elections board tells the Plain Dealer it will send new ballot applications to those with updated records.

    Ohio may be closer than we'd like and any of these glitches affecting Dem voters or Dem areas of the state are not good.

    I'm a dyslexic agnostic insomniac. I lie awake at night wondering if there's a dog.

    by rennert on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 05:25:23 AM PDT

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    •  link to the Plain Dealer story: (2+ / 0-)
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      Stwriley, elmo

      "State data glitch delays delivery..."

      An unknown number of absentee ballot applications across the state have been rejected due to the delay because election officials did not have some voters’ current addresses.

      Officials in Cuyahoga County said 71 such applications were rejected. Those voters now will be sent new absentee ballots. Figures for rejected absentee ballot applications in other counties were not immediately available.

      Cuyahoga has more than a tenth of the state's voters, and probably a higher than usual proportion of address changes. So probably this affected under 1,000 people. But it shouldn't have happened at all.

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      by HudsonValleyMark on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 05:39:09 AM PDT

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