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Official says state Senate race pointed up issues with balloting process

Lawyers for Republican Assemblyman George Amedore review a paper ballot at the Ulster County Board of Elections headquarters in Kingston last month.
Lawyers for Republican Assemblyman George Amedore review a paper ballot at the Ulster County Board of Elections headquarters in Kingston last month.
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Officials say the drawn-out tabulation of votes in the 46th state Senate District could have been prevented if voters followed instructions or some reforms were instituted in the counting process. A winner in the district isn’t expected to be named until 2013, with Republican Assemblyman George Amedore’s 37-vote victory being appealed by Democrat Cecilia Tkaczyk. The election was certified last week by acting state Supreme Court Judge Guy Tomlinson, who oversaw the counting of thousands ...


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pollywog
December 27, 2012
1:06 p.m.

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Voting in person requires only a signature; to fill out the affidavit ballot takes several minutes. The affidavit process is difficult for anyone, but particularly for the elderly. Many people are thrown off the voting lists only because they have their bills forwarded to another person for payment. So do we reward these intrepid souls for coming out every time to vote? No we make them fill out an affidavit ballot, hoping that an available election inspector can take the time to review it for completeness. Unfortunately, the instructions given to inspectors did not mention HOW to submit affidavit ballots (which bag) so they went to three different places from our voting place.

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