County Democratic Party Requests Additional Voting Places For Early Voting

Questions Whether Voter Registrations Are Being Processed In Time

Monday, October 1, 2012


The large number of new voters since the 2008 election—at least 15,000, which does not include registrations waiting to be processed—warrants the opening of at least one additional early-voting site, Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith said today.

“We are predicting heavy turnout for this presidential election and there are likely to be long lines,” said Mr. Smith. “We also are requesting information on how many stations there will be inside each early-voting location.”

At the Election Commission’s Sept. 19 meeting, Mr. Smith requested an update on processing of voter registrations, and on being told that at least 2,000 remained to be processed less than a month before the start of early voting, questioned whether these new voters will be able to exercise their right to vote in this campaign. He pledged to continue to ask the Commission to ensure that voters who have registered within the allowed time frame be assured of getting their voting privileges on time.

“Since that meeting, we have turned in hundreds of new voter registrations,” Mr, Smith said. “We remain vigilant and are checking on the processing of these new forms daily.”

 



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