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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
PHOTO INDEX: SAMPLE BALLOTS.
GETTING AN EDGE
You can have all the advertising in the world, attend all the parties you want but success on Election Day depends on the ground troops. You know them as the people working the polls handing our the palm cards and the slate cards. Be gracious, either politely decline the information or take it with you. You might get a thing called a sample ballot. Earlier today there was a mini controversy at a Wilkes Barre polling place where officials from the Democratic 6th District were handing out sample ballots. Apparently a complaint was filed and they were told by the Bureau of Elections to stop and desist. As you can see the ballots have the names of the backed candidates but the other places are clear. The thought is that by handing out this ballot it appears there are no other candidates for that office. Personally I think that's a stretch but these cards can be confusing to some new voters. When I left the polling place, these cards were not being handed out. Just a little dust up here on Election Day. Voters should always remember that politics is about getting an edge, even the slightest one. So look at the ballot that counts.....the one before you. And take your time and make your choice.
Editor's Note: The ballot on the left included Judicial candidates endorsed by the 6th District other than DeLuca. The other names endorsed by the 6th district are Vough, Blazick, Slorasky Junior, Bufalino and Piierantoni. My scanner is acting up and the people I outsourced this to did not give me ability to edit.