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Bad ballots!!!! Invalid!

Posted by Jesse on February 9, 2008

Thousands of state primary votes invalid
By Associated Press

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Thousands of ballots being cast in Washington’s presidential preferential primary are invalid because voters aren’t signing a ballot oath identifying themselves as a Democrat or a Republican, Secretary of State Sam Reed said Friday.

Reed said that while some people may just forget to do it, or may be purposefully skipping voting in the presidential race and voting on special elections being held in 36 of the state’s 39 counties, he thinks many are protesting the requirement that they declare themselves loyal to a party for the Feb. 19 election.

“I think this is really indicative of the attitude of Washington state voters, who are these populist voters who refuse, as a matter of principle, to be put in that box,” he said.

In King County, elections spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said that of the 120,000 ballots returned so far, between 20 percent and 25 percent did not check the appropriate box on the back and sign the oath “either because voters forgot, or in protest.”

Egan said each voter received an insert with each ballot that explained the rules.

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