Secretary of State Weighs in on Election Day

By: Lori Dougovito
By: Lori Dougovito

At a news conference Wednesday, Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land praised Michigan's 65 percent voter turnout. But there's always a dark cloud and it wasn't just weather related this year.

Land said getting people to the right polling places was the big issue. There were also reports of voter disturbance from several Lansing precincts. Land says her office received a number of phone calls Tuesday from workers and voters. Reportedly, members of the out of state political action committee MoveOn PAC were standing behind tables and taking names of voters while they were poll watching. MoveOn Pac denies any wrong doing, and Land says the issue has been dealt with.

Come 2006, another election related issue will have also been dealt with. All Michigan precincts will be outfitted with optical scan voting machines by 2006, eliminating punch card ballots.


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