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Monday, March 10, 2014

Ind. Gov't. - Warrick County seeks to assure that vote miscounting doesn't reoccur

The AP story in the FWJG Sunday began:

BOONVILLE – A southwest Indiana county is developing a new accountability system using “archaic” methods after a discovery that thousands of votes weren’t counted in the 2012 general election.

Nearly 3,800 early votes cast in Warrick County during the 2012 general election went uncounted because of an error by an electronic voting machine technician. The lost ballots included that of county Clerk Sarah Redman, who said her top priority this year is having every vote count – even if it means using an old-fashioned system of checks and balances.

“When I say archaic, I mean old pen and paper that I want (them) to jot down. I don’t want to go by any reports that shoot out of a computer,” Redman told the Evansville Courier & Press.

The problem was discovered by a Democratic precinct leader as he cross-referenced precinct summary reports with a state voter history report. The missing votes did not affect the outcome of any elections.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 10, 2014 02:42 PM
Posted to Indiana Government