Ohio case may set U.S. voting precedent

There's a legal battle unfolding about whether to count certain ballots in Hamilton County that elections experts say could have ramifications for the entire state and even the nation. Full Story
retguy

AOL

#1 Jan 19, 2011
More Voter manipulation! Seems like we are in a third world country when it comes to voting scandels.
L Berry

Alliance, OH

#3 Jan 19, 2011
It should be a requirement that a voter know in what district he/she are registered. The voter's registration is listed on a list maintained by the people working the pooling station desk. If you aren't listed, they will question you about residence, registration in order to resolve it. If a person has recently moved, they may have to show proof of new residence, and that would become provisional ballot.
I have voted every year since moving back to Ohio in 1983 (away serving in USAF). Once I was given the wrong ballot, so mistakes do happen. I realized it was wrong ballot, but not until I got to the local election lists. The candidates were for a different part of county. I took ballot back, was given correct one and the voided the one I partially marked.
NCBuck

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 19, 2011
Democrats are hilarious! Every vote should count weather the voter is illegal, a felon or anything else that would favor the Democrat. However, if the votes favor a Republican, then they shouldn't count! It's amazing how many races are questioned every election cycle by democrats compared to repubs. A bunch of power hungry, non-American parasites!
NCBuck

Charlotte, NC

#5 Jan 19, 2011
L Berry wrote:
It should be a requirement that a voter know in what district he/she are registered. The voter's registration is listed on a list maintained by the people working the pooling station desk. If you aren't listed, they will question you about residence, registration in order to resolve it. If a person has recently moved, they may have to show proof of new residence, and that would become provisional ballot.
I have voted every year since moving back to Ohio in 1983 (away serving in USAF). Once I was given the wrong ballot, so mistakes do happen. I realized it was wrong ballot, but not until I got to the local election lists. The candidates were for a different part of county. I took ballot back, was given correct one and the voided the one I partially marked.
So what you're saying is everybody should be accountable for themselves, that's a crazy concept and could bring down this whole nation as it stands now if this takes hold!
Wait what

Columbus, OH

#6 Jan 19, 2011
L Berry wrote:
If a person has recently moved, they may have to show proof of new residence, and that would become provisional ballot.
Well that's the problem. The person did recently move, was not on the registration list, and then was given the wrong provisional ballot for their new home.

If the voter is helped incorrectly by the poll worker, is that the voter's fault?
barb diemer

Ottawa, OH

#7 Jan 19, 2011
Jon Husted needs to investigate Putnam County Board of Elections. They are so crooked.Brunner helped them do the crime.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#8 Jan 19, 2011
NCBuck wrote:
Democrats are hilarious! Every vote should count weather the voter is illegal, a felon or anything else that would favor the Democrat. However, if the votes favor a Republican, then they shouldn't count! It's amazing how many races are questioned every election cycle by democrats compared to repubs. A bunch of power hungry, non-American parasites!
So since you are complaining, that must make you a Democrat.
Poll worker error

United States

#9 Jan 19, 2011
Based on the article, it sounded like many of the people whose votes weren't counted appeared at the correct polling location but were sent to the wrong precinct tables by poll workers. I don't know how you punish the voter for that.
mom7801

Newark, OH

#10 Jan 19, 2011
I am a poll worker. When in doubt, when a potential voter lands at our table and is not on our list, our Presiding Judge calls the Board of Elections hotline to find our where to send them before we send them anywhere.

Pollworkers operate in good faith. We are volunteers who do this one, maybe two, times per year. And the rules and procedures are constantly changing. And we do attend mandatory training prior to Election Day. When in doubt, vote early at the Board of Elections office.
SCARED

Athens, OH

#11 Jan 19, 2011
The reason that the voting age is 18 (adult) is that it is assumed that they are intelligent enougth to know who they are voting for. If you did your homework and researced the candidates you should know by your ballot if you are in the wrong district. The 'out of control' government is the result of voters not taking the time to check out the candidates. Our lazy 'me' society has got to change or we will never bring our country back to what is used to be.
Ken Valerius

Ft Mitchell, KY

#12 Jan 21, 2011
Thank you! Your concise and brief summation has made this mess much more clear to me, at least; even though I've been following this case since election night. It certainly won't be settled without at least getting to the root issue: voters' rights, which is one of our most basic freedoms in America.

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