Friday, October 06, 2006


More ballot problems

Geez, what is it with Cuyahoga County and voting problems?
More than 1,500 absentee ballots sent to voters in several Cuyahoga County communities listed the wrong party affiliations for two candidates in the race for Ohio House District 7.

Democratic incumbent Kenny Yuko was incorrectly listed as a Republican, while challenger Beverly Valencic was mislabeled as a Democrat.

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Director Michael Vu said that more than 4,300 voters requested absentee ballots in the district, which includes Euclid, South Euclid, Richmond Heights and the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland.

Vu said the ballots were proofread three to five times before they were printed.

"Normally we have one Democrat and one Republican proofread the ballot in sections until there are no errors to be found," Vu said. "Apparently in this case, there was one found by the candidate."


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