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Polling place hazards: You can never be too careful or too thin

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Aug. 22, 2008 at 2:14 pm with No Comments »
August 22, 2008 2:14 pm

State director of elections Nick Handy is relieved that there were no unfortunate incidents during Tuesday’s voting. Not only is the close count in the 2004 governor’s race still fresh in memory but so are problems with the vote count, especially in King County.

Handy said there were only two incidents that marred the election. In one, a fluorescent light bulb exploded at a King County polling place and some voters were evacuated.

In the other, a foul smelling ballot was discovered and the hazmat team was called. The diagnosis? a ballot containing curdled Slim Fast.

Maybe that’s why the primary election ballot was a little thin.

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