BoE Election Update – 3 hours left to vote!
There’s been word of some problems with machines in a few locations and provisional ballots were used as a result. Provisional ballots are counted only at the end of an official count when required in a close election.
Some reported figures on absentee ballots in the 400 range. This exceed last year’s totals when a strong turnout election yielded in the 300+ range. Frank Raia although not on the ballot is thought by some to have an operation behind these unusually high totals.
In addition, some reports stated there were candidate advocates inside polling stations in a section of town and this activity was by supporters of John Madigan. This is a flagrant violation of election law. No word on any action as a result.
There is about three hours left in the important Board of Education race before polls close.
About a third of the local tax bill falls under the BoE.
Here’s a photo of John Madigan earlier today in the area of Marine View. He’s standing within the 100 feet of the voting station that is behind the silver car rear left.
When asked by a polling worker to leave the area he became verbally abusive yelling, “Get a effing tape measure.” To another person who asked him to do likewise he replied, “You effin worm.”
Electioneering outside a polling station is a violation of election law.