Richland County’s elections office used turnout from previous elections to help decide the number of voting machines distributed last month, two poll managers and a machine technician said. That might have been one of many miscalculations by the Elections & Voter Registration office – but so far not publicly acknowledged – that prompted machine shortages that created hours-long lines and disenfranchised uncounted others. State law requires one machine for each 250 registered voters. The law has no specific provision for using turnout as a gauge.Full Article: RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Election workers: Missteps on past turnout spurred errors - South Carolina Election 2012 News - TheState.com.
Dec 17 2012