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Tag: county auditors

Jan.
8th

Parties should handle own elections of precinct officers

This editorial will appear in Monday’s print edition.

The state’s political parties have a bit of business to conduct every two years: the election of their precinct committee officers. That’s fine, but they shouldn’t be doing it on the taxpayer’s dime.

The public – even citizens not affiliated with political parties – have been paying for these elections because the PCO elections have been conducted via the ballot.

The PCO races – if they can be called that when most have only a single candidate – are the ones at the very tag end of the ballot, and more than half of voters don’t even bother with them.
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