February 21, 2008

Now That's One Way to Eliminate Complaints About the Polls

Tomorrow's Electionline newsletter (which will be posted here) begins with this Director's Note:

    On Tuesday, my colleague Dan Seligson was notified by phone by the Washington, D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics that he will not be invited to serve as a poll worker in future elections. While no formal reason was given, the dismissal follows publication in last week's electionline Weekly of "A Ballot-Less Nightmare in the District", Dan's first-person account of his experience as a poll worker in his home precinct during February 12's D.C. presidential primary. For the record, I stand behind Dan's reporting; moreover, I continue to believe that collecting and sharing information about the voting experience--whether good, bad, or even sometimes ugly --is a crucial part of the ongoing effort to improve our nation's election system. - Doug Chapin, director.

Indeed.

Posted by Rick Hasen at February 21, 2008 04:46 PM