Elections in the News

Mysterious ballots in new voting machine

Press & Sun-Bulletin is reporting that:

Kathleen Evanek, an 11-year poll worker, was setting up a new computerized paper ballot system for disabled voters in Districts 17 and 20 when she noticed it wasn’t calibrated.

“When I opened it up, it already had two votes on it and it was supposed to be zero,” she said. “I don’t know enough about this machine to even attempt to recalibrate.”

Evanek said she couldn’t tell who the votes were for.

A custodian with Broome County Election Office was called to recalibrate the machine. There weren’t any disabled voters at the polling place at the time.

Sorry but, did we read 11-year old poll worker?

Inés and Janell