Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Anyone else notice this placement issue on their ballot?


Sorry for the second image being sideways, Blogger is not behaving right today.  Many of you probably had this condition on your ballot - where the District #2 and #4 candidates appeared on page 1 and 2, respectively.  District #4 got lost on the upper left hand corner of the page that had mostly amendment, except for this race.  This is probably the reason for the 831 vote drop-off in total votes between the two races.  Since it was applied equally, it would probably not have much of an effect on the results - I heard neither of these campaigns talk about this issue though.  If one had and the other hadn't, it might have made a difference.

8 comments:

Jessica said...

The League of Women Voters mentioned it at the debate.

Wes Blackman said...

That's right...I'm not sure how much else it was touched on by the campaigns.

Mark A. Parrilla said...

Wes a voter in front of me at the shuffleboard courts had left an entry blank the scanner ejected the ballot and the pollworker asked her if the blanks were intentional and the woman said yes that she intentionally left the supreme court judges section blank. The pollworker than overrode the scanner and forced it to accept the ballot.

Anonymous said...

That's interesting because I left some blank and my ballot wasn't rejected at all.

Laurel said...

We werent' the only ones with odd ballots. Royal Palm Beach had their school board race on the back upper corner. I bet a lot of voters missed that one too.

Anonymous said...

Suzanne called the Supervisor of Election Susan Bucher when the sample came out about Lake Worth's placement on the ballot and was treated very badly. Ms. Bucher was extremely rude to her and hung up. But I guess our commissioner is not the only one she gives a hard time to, apparently the Palm Beach Post has been on the receiving end of her ire also. Did any one see the editorial the Post did a couple of days ago lambasting her?

Wes Blackman said...

I try not to read the editorial page of the Palm Beach Post and if I do it is always the online version. I refuse to give them currency in hard form. Perhaps you could share a link to the article? I knew Susan Bucher way back twenty years ago when she was with the Westgate CRA. I mentioned it to her on a rare occasion recently when our paths crossed. She made it seem like unusual that I would remember her from way back when and made it seem like she didn't like when people remembered back that far. I thought it odd.

Anonymous said...

Here is the link to the Post Nov. 4th editorial on Susan Bucher. Defensive and hostile is how the described her.


http://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/editorials/palm-beach-county-returns-dont-favor-bucher-elections-1022547.html