Ballot issues an easy fix; redistricting causes some confusion

by Diane Wagner, staff writer   Floyd County elections officials said Monday that…

Georgia (Oct 31, 2012) — by Diane Wagner, staff writer  


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Floyd County elections officials said Monday that measures are in place to keep the ballot mix-ups reported last week from reoccurring.

But they’re asking voters to tell a pollworker if they think there’s a problem — before the vote is cast. …

Merle King, executive director of the Center for Elections Systems at Kennesaw State University, said the ballots are correct. The room for error is in how local registrars assign a ballot to a voter.

“The problem is that it’s not all automated,” he said. “If you register to vote or move, some human set of eyes has to put you in a district.”

King, McDonald and Billups all said that voters have a responsibility to ensure they get the right ballot combination of federal, state and local races, but agreed that’s not always easy to know after a redistricting.



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