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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:20 AM

Ohio S.O.S. Jon Husted forbids BOEs from calling or emailing voters about absentee ballot mistakes

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted issued a new, mind boggling directive on Thursday that adds even more confusion and potential slow-down to the process of handling absentee ballots.

According to newly-issued Directive 2012-48, Boards of Election wishing to notify a voter of mistakes on his/her absentee ballot can only do so “in writing by first class mail”. ”Notification may not be made via telephone, email, facsimile” or any other means.

This is a stark change from the policy under SOS Jennifer Brunner, who issued a directive in 2008 advising boards to “simultaneously use both email and first class mail” and which allowed telephone communication when other means were “impracticable or impossible”

The very first question on an absentee ballot request form is for Phone Number, which the form says is “Recommended”. And the online request form asks for both phone number and emails address. If they aren’t allowed to use the information to help speed up the process and help quickly notify voters of mistakes on their ballots, then why bother asking for it?

PlunderBund (http://s.tt/1pwM1)

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Kolesar Oct 2012 OP
oswaldactedalone Oct 2012 #1
bigdarryl Oct 2012 #3
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #2
FarPoint Oct 2012 #4
NCLefty Oct 2012 #5
liberal N proud Oct 2012 #6
LiberalFighter Oct 2012 #7
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #8

Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:24 AM

1. Is he trying to win the award

for "America's Top Fascist?" I mean I know Republicanism and Fascism are essentially the same, but this guy is going all out for the top spot. What a rotten human being.

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:28 AM

3. Why is this asshole still in that position

 

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:27 AM

2. They are pulling every dirty trick they can to steal this election for Romney



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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:40 AM

4. Husted will do what ever it takes to rise to national standing in the gop.

Of course, he could do it by serving the people of Ohio verses abusing, using them as a self serving tool.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:42 AM

5. It's amazing that voter suppression gains you standings in anything.

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Response to NCLefty (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:18 AM

6. It is the only way Republicans win elections

When you have to power to make GOP candidates win elections, you have the power in the party.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:09 AM

7. I hope this is getting out to the Ohio media and they report on it.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:21 AM

8. This jerk should be in jail!

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