Santa Cruz Indymedia : http://santacruz.indymedia.org
Home
Santa Cruz Indymedia

LOCAL News :: Government & Elections

Eben Kirksey's Call to FRSC About Possible Voting Irregularities in Felton

Eben Kirksey published an article on Santa Cruz Indymedia voicing concern about his voting experience in Felton. I spoke with Eben shortly after he published on SC-IMC and he explained that his main concern was the use of pencils to fill out ballots at his polling station, despite signs posted inside the polling station insisting on the use of special graphite pens.
eben_kirksey_11-2-04.mp3
eben_kirksey_11-2-04.mp3 (1727 k)
After speaking with Eben, I called the Santa Cruz County Clerk so they could explain the use of pencils in the polling station and for a clarification on the legality of political clothing inside the polling station.

I called Eben back to explain what I had learned from the Santa Cruz County Clerk. Eben feels a pencil marking on a paper ballot is an insecure method for tabulating votes due to the ability for someone to erase a marking and then mark a different box.

Eben then called into Free Radio Santa Cruz and you can hear our conversation by downloading the mp3 posted above.

Here is Eben's post to Santa Cruz Indymedia.

Possible Voting Irregularities in Felton
santacruz.indymedia.org/feature/display/12489/index.php


And, this related aticle

Incompetent pollworker at Louden Nelson in Santa Cruz
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/12492/index.php
 
 


New Comments are disabled, please visit Indybay.org/SantaCruz

Comments

Re: Eben Kirksey's Call to FRSC About Possible Voting Irregularities in Felton

I too voted in Felton, Ca today, however I voted at the Highlands Park location and we did have the Mark-A-Vote pens. It shocks me that St. John's location wouldn't!
 

Re: Eben Kirksey's Call to FRSC About Possible Voting Irregularities in Felton

Polling in a place of Religious practice...hmmm
 

Calendar

No events for this day.

view calendar week
add an event

Views

Media Centers

Syndication feeds

Account Login

This site made manifest by dadaIMC software