Absentee Ballot Holding Up Lake County Results

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Here are some numbers…

The unprecedented amount of absentee and early-voting ballots is slowing the vote count at Lake County election headquarters and keeping Americans waiting for Indiana primary results.

As of 8:40 p.m. CDT, about half of 11,370 absentee and early voting ballots had been counted, said Michelle Fajman, the county’s elections supervisor. By contrast, in the 2000 presidential primary, 2,822 early and absentee votes were cast in Lake County. In the 2004 primary, 4,053 early and absentee votes were cast.

Amazing turnout in all regards.

Yay democracy!

  • http://mikewarot.blogspot.com Mike Warot

    We’ve got new voting machines to contend with this time. We used to have hybrid systems that had a printed roll inside them that scrolled, now we have LCD screens that aren’t as easy to read, with different technology behind them, so that’s not helping the speed of things either.