State election officials still aren’t satisfied with how Davidson County intends to remedy a ballot mix-up. The state Election Commission met Monday.
The state wants voters to be notified in all 60 precincts that used a new computerized check-in system. The Davidson County Election Commission has discussed sending letters to voters in just three precincts.
In the August primaries, if poll workers failed to ask for a preference, voters automatically received Republican ballots. In one precinct, according to state officials, 100 percent of voters initially received GOP ballots.
Voters who hold public office have been the most vocal since voting history is publicly accessible. State election coordinator Mark Goins says they don’t want to appear to have voted in the wrong primary.
“Most folks probably ain’t going to care, but for those who do care, I think it’s important to make a wrong a right, as best you can.”
Goins says the state will scrub the voting histories of those who request it.
If Davidson County doesn’t send letters to every voter potentially affected, Goins says the state probably will.