Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Chatham County Voters Are Mad

And according to this article from WRAL they have a very good reason to be mad.

Trouble started before the board’s meeting on Tuesday evening, when the room's limited capacity meant some people were forced to leave, or hang out through the window. The citizen's outrage stems from the board's decision to eliminate polling places in the county's most populated area and merge them.

The move creates mega-precincts of 4,500 voters even though the state recommends 1,500 people per precinct. Opponents fear crowding could turn voters off and that the move favors incumbents. But even worse, they say it was done in secret.

“I would've thought as a good management practice, or a simple courtesy that you would talk to somebody in the precincts involved before you did this,” said concerned citizen George Meyer.

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