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Councilwoman Nancy White Speaks Out Against Election Errors

6:18 AM, Sep 19, 2013   |    comments
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A day after elections, city councilwoman Nancy White is still unhappy about errors at the Bibb County Board of Elections that have created confusion among voters.

White's parents, who live in District 3, cast their ballots when early voting began in August. However, they were given ballots for District 2. 

"We were perplexed because we got a robocall from a candidate that I knew was not in their district, so they decided to do a test. Sure enough, their ballot came out wrong and they insisted the Board of Elections investigate," White said.

Although Elections Supervisor Jeanetta Watson and Board Member Ronnie Miley assured voters the problem had been fixed, the problems continued until Election Day on Tuesday.

White's brother and sister-in-law, who have the same voting address as her parents, were also given District 2 ballots on Election Day.

She says this proves the Board of Elections is fixing problems on a case-by-case basis, instead of fixing the system.

"The Board of Elections has systemically not corrected this issue. It's very disturbing, and my confidence in our Board of Elections is shaken," White says.

After posting online about the mix-ups, White says another District 3 voter approached her, with the same issue.

"He said, 'We had the same problem, we told them, they would not listen.' They don't want to hear that there are problems, apparently," White says.

She also tells 13WMAZ that after her parents ran into voting glitches during the first week of early voting, she spoke personally with Watson.

"It was not fixed," White says. "The Secretary of State had to get involved, and it still hasn't been fixed. Apparently they're putting band-aids on here and there." 

13WMAZ called the Board of Elections and went to their office. The staff there said Watson was very busy and unable to talk. 

White did not run for a seat in the new consolidated government.

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