Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Election Commission To Hold Special Called Mtg

The Putnam County Election Commission will meet in a special called session at 8:30 tomorrow morning at the Election Commission office at 705 County Services Drive. Officials say the purpose of the meeting is "to discuss incidents concerning Election Day procedures, which have been brought to the Commission's attention." Those incidents include allegations of inappropriate activity by some candidates at polling places this year.  The commission will also reportedly discuss the inadvertent removal of some seals on voting machines in Monterey.  Election officials say they have been assured by the company that makes the machines that removing the seals could, in no way, affect the number of votes tallied on those machines, but they say the meeting is intended to inform all candidates, political parties and the public of the incidents and the actions which have been taken in response to them.