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No penalty for election chief over ballot shortage and delays

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 26, 2013

~~<p>Although a series of mistakes led to ballot shortages on Election Day, causing long lines that frustrated many voters, none was serious enough to merit the firing of Chief Election Officer Scott Nago, the state Elections Commission has ruled.</p>
<p>&quot;We felt there was a series of mistakes, certainly, but none of them rose to the level where he would be dismissed because of those,&quot; Elections Commission Chairman William Marston said after the commission met Friday. &quot;There are some things that need to be fixed, but they will be.&quot;</p>
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Although a series of mistakes led to ballot shortages on Election Day, causing long lines that frustrated many voters, none was serious enough to merit the firing of Chief Election Officer Scott Nago, the state Elections Commission has ruled.

"We felt there was a series of mistakes, certainly, but none of them rose to the level where he would be dismissed because of those," Elections Commission Chairman William Marston said after the commission met Friday. "There are some things that need to be fixed, but they will be." Login for more...



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