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No excuse for ballot shortage snafu


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 08, 2012

~~<p>The hope for a rebound in Hawaii's dismal voter participation rate was dealt a blow on election night and, as it turns out, it was a self-inflicted wound.</p>
<p>Tuesday's exercise in democracy for many Oahu voters became an exercise in frustration, as workers at dozens of polling stations around the island discovered their ballot stock was running low. At 20 stations, the ballots ran out, forcing voters into long waits, into the night, while the state Office of Elections struggled to replenish them.</p>
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The hope for a rebound in Hawaii's dismal voter participation rate was dealt a blow on election night and, as it turns out, it was a self-inflicted wound.

Tuesday's exercise in democracy for many Oahu voters became an exercise in frustration, as workers at dozens of polling stations around the island discovered their ballot stock was running low. At 20 stations, the ballots ran out, forcing voters into long waits, into the night, while the state Office of Elections struggled to replenish them. Login for more...



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