Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Votes Remain Uncounted in 2016 Presidential Election

For the 2016 Presidential Election, 125 votes were not counted in Clallam County.

These ballots were in a box marked for handicapped use by the curb near the Port Angeles County Courthouse. My household and I thought about putting our ballots into that box, then thought better of it. It turns out we made the right decision, because those ballots were neglected to be collected, and not counted in the election.

We did not discover that our vote had been endangered - and the votes of handicapped people uncounted - until March, when the Peninsula Daily News headlined the situation on their website. We could access no further information with our browsers.

I immediately emailed the County Auditor, Shoona Riggs, requesting further information, and quickly received a 58-page report in the form of a pdf, covering discovery of the situation, and actions taken.

However, my instruction that I - as a citizen - be provided with the names of the parties involved brought no response. I will be pursuing this further, under our rights as citizens for full disclosure of any situation involving our votes.

You can get a copy of the report by contacting Shoona Riggs. Be sure to ask for the names of the people involved with the neglected ballots. What did they know and when did they know it?

Shoona Riggs
Clallam County Auditor
Auditor's Office | Clallam County
(360.417.2222 |6360.417.2312
sriggs@co.clallam.wa.us  |http://www.clallam.net/elections

1 comment:

pickman said...

At least in Clallam County, the dead aren't voting. We're not so fortunate here in Southern California.