Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Special Election Alert: Warden a no-show, police open machine

Poll workers are trained thoroughly here in Kentucky. Apparently, expectations and training are either non-existent or the bar is set awfully low in Massachusetts. I've worked the polls for several elections in this state and what is reported here is obscenely wrong. Elections matter, folks. That poll warden ought to be dismissed.

Warden a no-show, police open machine

By Andrew W. Griffin
Oklahoma Watchdog, editor

LAWRENCE, Mass. — At the Essex Towers senior public housing, voters are being allowed to vote despite the poll warden not showing up. According to a poll watcher for Republican candidate Scott Brown, a Lawrence Police Department officer unlocked the ballot box. This was observed by Americans for Limited Government, and Brown and Martha Coakley poll watchers.

The poll warden had taken a child to school, according to one observer. The police later opened a polling machine for a handicapped man. There was still no evidence of a poll warden one hour after the polls opened.

Andrew W. Griffin is the editor of Oklahoma Watchdog.



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