Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Election Commission To Advertise

The Putnam County Election Commission has decided that the public has too many misconceptions about what did or did not happen during the last election and has voted to purchase advertising in an attempt to explain things.  Election Commission members this week said allegations made as part of a Contest of Election currently being heard in the state Senate have created false impressions about how votes are counted and how well election workers do their jobs.  They say an ad addressing the issue could go a long way toward clearing up any rumors or misconceptions about the election process.  The commission this week also decided to save some money by conducting an Address Verification program as part of the re-districting process the county is about to undertake. Officials say they will save a significant amount of money on postage by not having to do more than one mass mailing.