Inspector Gotcha was involved in the board of election mailing.
Despite the fact that it was a Dem primary- they had to mail every household with the notification, in case people wanted to switch parties.
Of course, graphic design is NOT the BOE’s specialty.
So- 938 people got their original absentee request returned- and asked to spend another 44 cents to get a ballot. Here is the breakdown:
- 277 voters requested a Republican party ballot.
- 4 voters requested a Constitution party ballot.
- 4 voters requested a Green party ballot.
- 4 voters requested a Libertarian party ballot.
- 379 voters did not request a specific party ballot.
- 81 voters requested an issues only ballot.
- 189 voters requested a Democratic party ballot that their applications were incomplete to process.
Since the BOE can’t tell us how many of these made it back a second time- and the total number of absentee’s requested was 5710, we’re looking at a 16% failure rate. And, BTW- when was the last time there was a Socialist party primary in Montgomery County? 1924?
Compound that with not putting up signs at traditional polling places and you have a very sloppy election process.
Of course, the BOE seems to get a hall pass by most for their actions.
- The deadlock on Jon Husted’s residency.
- Technicalities on petition process– complete with forms not being available online.
- And- the lawsuit against them by Ralph Wilcoxon that is still being ignored by the mainstream media.
And while some may think this organization is doing all it can- all one has to do is compare websites of Board of Elections in Ohio to realize there are huge differences from County to County- and the Secretary of States office could do a much better job of moving this whole process forward.
I’d love to have a real interview of both Jon Husted and Maryellen O’Shaughnessy to find what their plans are to bring these offices into the 20th century.