Letter: Keep same vote machines for upcoming referendum

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 12:23 AM

Editor:

In regard to your editorial of Jan. 25, 2013, “A Scan Plan”: I totally disagree that the Election Commission should use a scan machine for the revote on the liquor referendum. I think they should use the exact same machines we used in the last election.

To try to bring in different machines now would totally confuse us older people. I think this election should be held exactly as the last one. That is the only fair way to do it.

Once they get the roster of city residents and non-residents that own property in the city made up, we should have the same Early Voting, the same machines, and not be confused by bringing in something new at this time.

There was nothing wrong with the machines. If you note there was no tampering with the vote; it was a misunderstanding as to who was eligible to vote. Keep what we have. Nothing new for this re-vote. That is the only fair way to have a re-vote.

Stan Houseinger

Pigeon Forge