Connecticut Election Officials Say 2016 Ballots Are Confusing
Told you so! You do need to cram for this exam. The future of our country is at stake. You can't complain if you don't vote, but be prepared. This year's ballot could be tricky.
In a story reported by nbcconnecticut.com, Connecticut election officials are warning that some ballots might be confusing to voters on the Nov. 8 Presidential election.
This year, there are instances where more than one political party has endorsed some candidates -- like Elizabeth Esty and Clay Cope -- who are running for Congress. That means their names will appear twice on the ballot. Here's where it gets sticky. If you vote twice on a particular ballot for the same candidate, the vote will count only as a single vote, but that it will tabulated in the machine as an "unknown" party affiliation, since it was filled out twice.
Is your head spinning yet? Because mine sure is!
Maureen Flynn, the Democratic Registrar in Meriden, told nbcconnecticut.com :
The machine doesn't know what party to put it into
So, I'm going to share again a very important link to help voters in every city or town in Connecticut get a look at their ballot in advance of election day. When you go to the site created by the Secretary of the State, you'll be able to connect directly to where you live and look at your ballot ahead of time.
Forewarned is forearmed.